My New Book and the Moda Blog Hop

Thank you everyone for your support and very nice comments. After much encouragement and the responses to my stories about whey we make quilts I was finally able to collect my stories behind 85 of my favorite quilt. Every quilt has a story and with the help of my dear friends Judy Friedman and Kayleen Hardy, I have finally put them on paper in my new book,
“Reason for Quilts”.

Writing a book feels kind of like having a baby and as I deliver this newest addition to my family and yours, I am letting go of my oldest baby girl. She is spreading her wings and leaving for college, a day I looked forward to with mixed feelings. We raise our children to be independent but it is difficult to let go! This summer we have been engaging in a lot of family activities to make those amazing memories that we will all cherish when the rush of the fall comes back and Delfina leaves for University.

Seems like only yesterday I was holding her hand and putting her on a ride at the County Fair.

Now she is off on a solo walk.

Our family loves the County Fair. Everyone in the family has a favorite food. We buy everyone’s favorite and then we pass it around and share! We are especially fond of Funnel Cakes, corn dogs, and an all time favorite; a huge order of French fries… and let’s not forget the ice cream – YUM!
Do you have a favorite? I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!

For Spring Market this year all the Moda designers made a little project. While I was deciding what to make I was watching my favorite show, Project Runway. I can see myself being one of those crazy designers. I guess you could call that my guilty pleasure right now. Maybe there should be a show like that about quilt designers getting ready for market? An inside peek at how things get done, putting up and taking down the booth, pulling it all together for schoolhouse teaching and making a project. Wouldn’t that be fun? I reallyΒ like thisΒ crazy busy fun Market time.

My project was a handyΒ bag, it looks little but when you turn it inside out, it magically becomes a BIG one. Watch the video below for how useful it can be for fabric shopping trips!

In addition you can download the pattern for the bag on the Laundry Basket Quilts Website.

I find that my everyday life provides a huge amount of inspiration. Human connections are a big part of my inspiration. Nature, music, antiques, and history are all areas that I enjoy and can draw from. Inspiration is always around me and I try to pay attention and incorporate it into my work. I hope my fabrics and designs inspire you in your quilting.

I recently visited Montana to do some teaching. What a beautiful state! I would love to take my entire family back there sometime to visit. I would love to get in the car with the entire family and road trip, there is so much that I haven’t seen in our beautiful country! Definitely on my Bucket List. At one point we were driving through a field of yellow full of cows. I stopped to take a photo of the cows and since no one was around I “moo” at them, they looked at me and “moo” back! So adorable.

What things are on your bucket list? Share your bucket list and there just might be a bucket of goodies heading your way, including my new book, fabrics from my Indian Summer line, fabric pencils, a custom seam ripper, buttons, my favorite Aurifil thread and my calendar (Bucket not included). Leave me a comment telling me what’s on your bucket list and I will use Mr Random Number Generator to choose a winner. I will announce the winners on my October 1st post. Leave a comment on THIS POST anytime before midnight EST, September 30th to be eligible to win our amazing bucket! A special thanks goes out to Moda for helping me put the newest fabric from Indian Summer in this bucket!

All the Moda designers are talking about the County Fair and participating in the blog hop. Here is the schedule of blogs that are in the hop and a link to them on their day. Everyone is doing a giveaway of some sort so be sure and stop by all of them!

September 6 Sandy Gervais Pieces From My Heart

September 7 Anne Sutton Bunny Hill Designs

September 8 Barb and Mary Me and My Sister

September 9 Camille Roskelley Thimbleblossoms

September 10 Edyta Sitar Laundry Basket Quilts

September 11 Jen Williamson Basic Grey

September 12 Polly and Laurie Minnick & Simpson

September 13 Sandy Klop American Jane

September 14 Liesl Gibson Oliver + S

September 15 Joanna Figueroa Fig Tree Quilts

September 16 Lynne Hagmeier Kansas Troubles

September 17 Alma & Barb Blackbird Designs

September 18 Aneela Hoey

September 19 Barbara Brackman Sunflower Pattern Co-Op

September 20 Bonnie Olvason Cotton Way

September 21 Branding Inc Suzie Cabbages and Roses

September 22 Deb Strain

September 23 Jan & LindaBrannock & Patek

September 24 Lauren & Jessi Jung

September 25 Stephanie Carter Lily Ashbury Designs

September 26 Julie Comstock Cosmo Cricket

September 27 Kate Spain Kate Spain Designs

September 28 Karla Eisenach Sweetwater

September 29 Kaari Meng French General

September 30 Lisa Bongean Primitive Gathering

October 1 Kathy SchmitzKathy Schmitz Studios

October 2 Liz Scott Paper Pie

1,205 thoughts on “My New Book and the Moda Blog Hop

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  2. Susannah R Hartt

    I have ESLD so my bucket list is very real and earnest. I have 5 grandchildren who are toddlers and I want to make each of them a wedding quilt since I won’t be here to share in their special day.

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  3. mattieg

    Edyta, I LOVE your LIFE!! You are SO talented and inspiring to all of us crazy addicted fabriholics! Your fabrics and patterns are the best! I have become an avid collector. It would be wonderful to win anything with your “stamp!”

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  4. Carolyn

    Thank you for the chance to win πŸ™‚ I just LOVE your designs–on my bucket list would be to meet some of the wonderful designers of Moda!!!! I wish you and your family the BEST life has to offer….take care πŸ™‚

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  5. grace

    To make at least one quilt to cover our bed, but not just any quilt it has to be one that I can live with. Slowly getting there. To take a train ride with my husband long enough to get some serious hand piecing done.

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  6. Dorothy Ovelgoenner

    My bucket list includes travel. There are still some wonderful places in the U.S. that I would love to visit. And then a cruise to the Panama Canal to see that wonder. Of course I’d be taking your newest book along to read and then select what my net project will be.

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  7. Avon Bingham

    My bucket list contains finish a quilt for each of my grand-kids (26 – I am down to 10 to do) and then make enough for my great grandchildren – before I leave this wonderful life. My problem is that I love applique and it does take longer than piecing.

    I also love your quilts. Do you have the pattern for the one under the sign at your market stand?

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  8. dyanne

    one of the things on my bucket list is to ride the blue ridge parkway on our motorcycle in the fall to see the colors and some covered bridges

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  9. Andrea

    I love the bag that you made. I’m enjoying following the shop hop.
    My bucket list includes using up the material I have, making a whimsical quilt and doing as much travelling as I can.

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  10. Flo@butterfly Quilting

    Wow, what a bucket full of goodies!!
    My bucket list?? mmmm
    Well, I have actually done a lot of my bucket list already. One thing I really want is to have grandchildren!! But I guess that one is a little out of my control LOL!!

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  11. Lynne Sandula

    Hi Edyta. This is a new experience for me. Let’s see if it works. It was great to see you and Michal Mon at the workshop. This rainy afternoon I have been working on my blocks. They are all in “fours” now, ready to be pressed and squared. Tomorrow many Brighton Casual Quilters are working on a project to provide 25 of a needed 150 quilts for Homelss Veterans in Detroit, who will be staying in a recently built /refurbished strcuture this fall & winter. So reading your “newly published book” will have to be my bucket treasure waiting for the weekend. Thank you again for a wonderful workshop.

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  12. Lei Peters

    Not sure if I left a comment earlier. My ancient computer is giving me some problems. I love your blog. I also would love to have a smiley ice cream right now. That looked yummy.
    My bucket list includes a trip to Paris, New Zealand, and Alaska cruise and train ride, to have a shop of my own and/or a large studio space. And to design fabric for a living.
    Not to large of a bucket list. I think it’s a do-able list. What do you think?
    Aloha,
    Lei

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  13. Linda H.

    You ask what is on my bucket list? I would love to have a room to myself overflowing with fabric and more fabric (and maybe a bathroom in it along with a butler and a huge picture window) so I would never have to leave my fantasy world!

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  14. Marguerite Guinn

    The top think on my bucket list is travel! In 2007 I was so fortunate to take a trip to Europe and visited Germany, France and Holland. Since the trip was in the spring I was able to see the tulips in bloom! What a remarkable trip that was!

    So, next I would like to see Ireland, Scotland and England.

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  15. Louise

    Love all three of your books. I am currently working with your 2″ Triangle papers. How easy they are! Making them for a Civil War swap sometime in Nov. On my bucket list is to finish a queen size white wholecloth handquilted for my daughter and son in law. Wow what a long term project that is. I am approx. 2/3 completed. Keep up your great designing..

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  16. Mary Jo

    WOW is all I can say!! You are SOOOO creative! Sure wish I lived closer to you so I could take some classes!! I try to work on something every day, even if only a few minutes! You can really get a lot accomplished because the minutes really add up!

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  17. Sherry Harvey

    Boy, my bucket list is long at times. I recently completed one bucket list – seeing my son graduate from high school (which was a close one since I was in the hospital for several weeks just before his graduation). I would love to travel to each of the states in our awesome United States. I have a few checked off but need to visit many more.

    What a great giveaway – your new fabrics look simply yummy! Enjoyed meeting you and your husband today – what a great class! Over 1,100 entries for your giveaway – huge response!!!

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  18. Brenda

    I would love to attend one of your lectures or classes.
    I look forward to reading your blog every morning. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. DONNA

    I just crossing off a bucket list item this week after spending a week I’m the New England states. I heading home so incredibly inspired. Fly out of Boston today and can’t wait to get back toy sewing machine tomorrow. Next items on my list are NYC and Greece, besides unlimited quilt designs and getting back to watercolor painting and photography. Love your colors!

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  20. CindyC

    My husband I are were talking about a bucket list recently. One item is to go to the Mediterranien and for within the states, for whatever reason, Phillidelphia. There are many more. The new book sounds great.

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  21. Kristie Michalowski

    Bucket list…Get all my quilt tops quilted and have fun doing it; write a children’s book and finish decorating my house. Thanks for the giveaway! It looks great. kristie

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  22. Rita

    Love Love Love Your Quilts!!! Thanks for opening my eyes to the use of all fabric in quilts!!! Yours truly come together beautifully and I am totally inspired! Thank you for sharing!!! My bucket list….to live life to the fullest and thank the Lord for each day!!!!

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  23. Mary Ann

    Congratulations on your new book. I have enjoyed your previous ones. Thank you for the free pattern, I look forward to making this lovely tote. Would love to travel more to states out west. I can still remember the day my daughter left for college, very emotional even though I knew these years would be some of her happiest.

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  24. Shelby Huff

    Something on my bucket list: Hiking the Appalachian Trail! When I was younger (and more naive) I decided I wanted to hike the WHOLE thing. Now in my wiser years, I realize it’d be more reasonable to hike parts of it instead. πŸ˜‰

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  25. Patty Andrews

    At the top of my bucket list is a move back to my home state – Montana. Thanks for all the great designs and inspiration.

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  26. Patty

    I’ve been trying to compose a bucket list. So far, I think what I would most like is enough down time to even make a bucket list. Long days of quilting, at home and at various ‘quilt events’ with friends and family. Do I have to have a bucket list? I’d rather have a bucket full of quilting goodies…hint, hint.

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  27. Jackie Rossiter

    I love the new book! It really makes me want to sew and to tackle new challenges. I have learned so much about blending traditional fabrics with batiks by studying your quilts. Thank You! My big dream is to breed golden retrievers as service dogs for injured soldiers. A smaller dream is to go up in a hot air balloon, and to continue to enjoy sewing and never stop learning (about EVERYTHING).

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  28. Joanna (Tutinella)

    Edyta, your quilting projects are just breathtaking! I am just starting to appreciate quilting and I’ve just finished my first bigger patchwork project – reading your blog makes me feel small, patchwork-wise πŸ™‚

    And on my bucket list you can find: visiting Norway, going on a 2 month road trip across the US with my beloved man and having a little sewing room one day πŸ™‚

    Cheers from Poland!

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  29. doni boyd

    Hmmm – bucket list … go to Italy! Make a schoolhouse quilt, and another log cabin. Yes, one is not enough!! Thanks for the give-away chance. doni @ Oregon coast

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  30. Erin Hutchinson

    I loved your little video! Now, my bucket list would include:
    Learn to play guitar
    Open a fiber artist’s cooperative
    Write a novel
    Travel, travel, travel! (Prince Edward Island is one place I’d love to visit)

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  31. Lizzie

    love your quilts and reading your blog! my bucket list?…a trip with my husband to Europe….Italy would be nice or maybe Paris!

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  32. Brenda in BC

    My bucket list is all about travel…. to anywhere. I would love to explore other countries and immerse myself in their culture: learn their crafts, eat their food…

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  33. Bonnie Nyquist

    LOVE the bag pattern and idea behind it! Very clever! I have many of your books, I also love that Gathered Tote from the Am patchwork magazine,I use it a lot!

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  34. CaraQuilts

    My bucket list mostly deals with seeing my daughter grow up, I have an auto-immune disease which is very unpredictable.
    But when I’m day dreaming I’d love to be able to go an live in various cities, villages and middle of nowhere places for 2-4 months stretches and do nothing but create as I go.

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  35. June Volstad

    I have a very full bucket! Riding bikes with my husband on the converted railroad bed bike paths throughout the U.S. and having more time to quilt.
    My son is in his 2nd year at college and we still miss him soooo much, but we’re happy that he is loving his new experiences.
    PS: Love your interview with Pat Sloan!

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  36. Tammy

    Hello Edyta, congrats on your new book. I love the tote bag(you are so clever!) Thank you for the chance to win your bucket full of goodies. I am a new quilter and I am so grateful for all the helpful tips everyone has to share in the big wonderful world of quilting. A few things on my bucket list are, to go to a quilt retreat, to take my grandchildren to Disneyland and to get my driving licence. I`m almost 50(oct.3) and don`t have my licence yet; I keep telling eveyone I will get my licence when I grow up…lol! :0)

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  37. Jane

    Oh that’s a hard one!Travel- more of Europe, but also more of the U.K (where I live) – I have seen a lot, but there is so much more to see (it is amazingly diverse for such a small island). Really, properly learn another language (two would be even better, but that really is pushing it) and visit Japan. I’d also like to see more of the US, but I think that will have to wait until the children are all grown up sadly.
    Laugh more, craft more and stress less. That’s wanted now as well as on a bucket list!

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  38. Mindy Peterson

    One of the major things on my bucket list is to visit every state in the Union. I only have 7 more to go and will be visiting 2 more in a couple of weeks. After that I will have Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Woo Hoo! Hope to win your basket of goodies. Love your applique. It’s my passion too!

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  39. GloriaB

    Thank you for the bag pattern – it is so ingenious!

    What to choose from my bucket list? How about using all my stash so I can buy more without feeling guilty!

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  40. laurel

    on my bucket list? visiting a part of the world that intimidates me. i’ve been to europe a number of times, but that’s got familiar food, and languages that i can at least fake… asia, africa… now those intimidate me. but i’d love to conquer that fear!

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  41. Patty Laub

    I love your batiks so much! But my absolute favorite was the snowflake batiks! I have made 3 quilts from it and still have fabric for at least one more before using the scraps for small projects! As for a bucket list? Maybe to see New England in the fall!

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  42. Dorothy

    I would love to go back to college and take classes that I would enjoy. Art, photography, printmaking and many others. Someday, I will.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  43. Robbienae

    Thank you so much for giving us inspiration!!
    I would love to travel from North Carolina to Arizona and visit the Grand Canyon…
    I love your Indian Summer fabric collection.

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  44. Kris Gahm

    LOVED your class in Champaign, IL. Still working on the project but it is one of the many projects I hope to finish as part of my bucket list. Your bucket of goodies looks so yummy!! Thanks for all your inspiration. Have a fun & safe trip to France.

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  45. Rebecca

    My list includes taking the whole family on a Disneyland vacation, making quilts for all my siblings and kids, and travelling to Greece with my husband.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. veerlevs

    Right at the top of my bucket list was to meet you … and I did!!! We met in Sainte Marie aux Mines yesterday! You’re a wonderfull person and sooooooo nice. I live in Belgium and I’m a huge fan. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway prize. I’d love to win it πŸ™‚

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  47. Beverly Lawler

    Hi! I saw you speak recently when you were in Buffalo NY area. Loved seeing all your quilts. Looking forward to your new line of fabric coming out. On my bucket list is to finish all the quilts I have started and to travel to Europe one day! Thanks for the give away.

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  48. Tracy R

    To put the binding on my Trip Around the World–all those points!!!
    Finish my UFO’s and Start my BOM’s!!! I’ll be sewing for the rest of my life!! LOL.
    Loving the Blog Hop!! Love th Bucket of Treats!

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  49. Funoldhag

    Being 83, my bucket list is noticeably shorter than it used to be but there are still wishes in it. I want to continue to go on for some time as I am right now, feeling good, working with my quilts and doing my blogging. Had my first great grandson last month added to my dear family. Life is good! And I love everything you do, Edyta!

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  50. Carol Armstrong

    My bucket list includes traveling to Scandinavia next summer. I’m excited to get your new book and I love your designs and use of batiks in your quilts. All the quilts I make for myself are from batiks. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  51. Kathlene Prescott

    My bucket runneth over! On the top – Visit all our National Parks. On the practical side – Just to visit with each of my children, grandchildren and Great grandchildren once a year. Your tote bag/purse is awesome.

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  52. Mutti

    At the top of my Bucket List is Ireland. Also on it is Alaska. I will probably get to Alaska first. We lived in England for three years and tried three times to get to Ireland. Something happened to cancel each trip. I think Alaska has the best chance of success!
    BadurekL@gmail.com

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  53. Jennifer

    Hi! Love your tote! Can’t wait to make it!
    On my bucket list is to go on a cruise to Alaska!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  54. Robin

    Congratulations on the new book! I can’t wait to check it out all of the stories and eye candy. πŸ™‚ Included on my bucket list: a trip to England, dinner at The Herb Farm restaurant, and swimming with sharks.

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  55. Nellie B

    On my bucket list is to design my own quilt. I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel to Alaska and Europe and now finding time to pursue quilting and crafting is really what I want to do. Reading your book is on my list too!

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  56. Michael

    What a prize!

    I don’t really have a bucket list… but a few things I’d like to do include the following: improve my sewing/quilting skills beyond the rag-quilt level, learn to knit (currently I only know how to crochet, which I love, but there are so many knitting patterns I’m missing out on!), and fix my garden so that the weeds don’t outnumber the flowers. ;o)

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  57. Pat

    The following are on my bucket list: Taking a trip back to the amish country out east, seeing you and your quilts in person, and possibly taking a class from you, and finishing up all my UFO’s.

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  58. Carrie Proulx

    So wonderful, my bucket list just grew with your beautiful fabrics and quilts. Like you I would love travel around our wonderful country more and see all that there is to see.
    Attending Primitives of the Midwest is always at the top of the List. Thanks for sharing and I just love your shopping bag.

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  59. Limbania Osredker

    My bucket list is quiet a long one but I’ll mention the 3 top ones.
    * Spend a couple of months in Tuscany, Italy. Either Spring or fall would be fine.
    * Make a quilt that I have designed in my mind, and started collecting fabrics for. Just haven’t got around getting started to work on it.
    * And last but not least. Keep myself healthy and strong to see my kids:
    – graduate from college, get married. And enjoy the blessing of spoiling grand kids some day. I’m 47 and have a 6 y o daughter and a 2 1/2 y o son.
    In the meantime I hope to be the lucky one to get “your bucket”. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Your family, your quilts and your fabric, are all wonderful. I share your “guilty pleasure”, Project Runway is my favorite show. My Hubby and I have watched it from season one and love it. Your idea about a similar show for quilt designers sounds great. It might happen soon…

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  60. Gloria J Wellington

    Bucket list….ah well… firstly I’m going to be practical… and wish for the inspiration to clean and tidy my sewing room. The bliss of having everything in it’s right place would be heaven!! Thanks for the giveaway.. it looks yummy!1
    Cheers Gloria

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  61. Maureen Haynes

    My bucket list includes going to England, and to Banff, going on a quilting cruise and of course finishing all of my UFOs!

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  62. Charlene

    I would love to travel Europe, finish up the little quilt house and move all my quilting into it and have a fun trip with each of my boys to a place they choose

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  63. Gwen

    Fall is my favourite time of the year and the number one item on my bucket list is a cruise down the eastern coast in October for the fall colours. I would also love to rent a cabin by the ocean for the autumn months and just read and sew and take long walks for two whole months – ahhh bliss. My bucket list will take a while to accomplish so I would settle for winning yours πŸ˜‰

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  64. Katrina

    On my bucket list: someday to visit my penpal in Great Britain. We’ve been writing to each other since 1986 and still do today!

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  65. Julie

    Can’t wait to get a copy of your new book! My bucket list is ever changing. . . right now it’s not too long — I’d like to finish all the quilts I have started; go to Ireland, take a cruise with my family, see a whole field of sunflowers, go on a trip “out West” to see the sights as i visited every quilt shop I could find! I’m working on my list. . . dreaming and making plans!

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  66. Jody

    I just retired, so now at the top of my bucket list is having the TIME to finally sit down and quilt some of the beautiful quilts from your Friendship Strips & Scraps book I just bought! Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful things in your bucket!

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  67. Marcy

    One of the items on my bucket list would be to win viewers choice at a quilt show and to also have a quilt judged by Anita Shackleford.

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  68. AnnieO

    Your quilts are beautiful! And so is your daughter. My youngest also went off to college this year. I miss her lots as she was always my shadow, going everywhere with me when she was little. It would be wonderful to see you on a Project Runway for Quilt Designers, how fun an idea that is. On my bucket list is a quilt retreat with my sister, SIL and friends. I quilt alone, you see, most of the time. This may actually be achievable someday! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous bucket items.

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  69. Chasity H.

    I have several things on my bucket list. One would be to take a road trip to the west and visit the Grand Canyon. I’d also like to visit Ireland and Italy. I’d also like to go on a cruise to the Carribbean with my husband and just lounge and relax for a week. One thing close to home would be to redecorate one room in my house and make it into a crafting room for my quilting and knitting.

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  70. Kathy Smith

    One of the items on my bucket list is to go to Ireland. I would love just to see the country side and wander thru the villages and stores.
    Thank you for a chance to win your new book and goodies.

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  71. Maria Grazia

    thank you for your nice project! i love so much your fabrics and your blog too.
    My bucket list would be very , very long but first of all i need to able to quit working in order to begin to sew my quilts!!
    I love your country!
    kisses from Italiy

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  72. Kristy Wilkinson

    My bucket list would include visiting Europe as well as Australia. I do think of you as I enjoy the Tree of Life quilt on my wall. You do inspire me to use colors in a new way. Enjoy your trip! K-

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  73. Terry Powers

    I love everything that you do. Can’t wait to get your new book. I have it pre-ordered at my local quilt store. Terry P

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  74. Angela

    Nice to meet you. This is my first time looking over your beautiful website/blog. I really like your color combinations. You truly have a gift for combining fabric. My bucket list includes going to every National Park in our wonderful country. I live in the southwest and have been to quite a few. You’ll definitely have to go back to Montana and you might as well head to Wyoming. Both states have some fantabulous places. Thank you for the entry. Angela

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  75. Michelle

    A trip to Paris is definetely on my bucket list!!
    Love all of your beautiful creations.
    Sweet Sixteen is high on my list to do this winter.

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  76. Deborah in Atlanta

    Can’t wait to see your new book! As far as my Bucket List…I’ve pretty much done 99% of them (visited Europe (overshot that item and ended up living in Germany for 7 years), went sky diving (did that at the ripe old age of 46), I’ve done the snow skiing and scuba diving, so about the only thing left on my list is to RETIRE! My husband keeps telling me I need to retire now, before I keel over at my desk one day (I’m 59 years old)

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  77. Pat V.

    I don’t actually have a bucket list. I am pretty happy with where I am and what I’m doing now! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. Kim Case

    I am from Tioga county, PA and attended your talk at the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guilds presentation. I fell in love with your patterns! I would so love the bucket of goodies! Thank you for the opportunity you are such a genuinely sweet person!

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  79. mom C

    I love to travel. The biggest item in my bucket list is to get my husband to go with me and enjoy it! For now I go alone or with children or friends. He goes to the mountain and loves it. But so do I, I just want it all!

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  80. Stephanie

    I love the bucket in addition to the goodies inside! First on my bucket list is the tatoo I promised myself for my 60th birthday! However, I had a wedding to pay for and didn’t get it. Still first but second would be a tip to Hawaii, which I hope will be after I retire next year!

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  81. Helen LeBrett

    Your book looks like an amazing ‘must have’, and it must be sad to let your sweet daughter go off to school, and I can’t wait to see what your new line looks like!! My bucket list? I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland and get lots of plaids, and I’d love to visit Denmark and Sweden too, where my great grandparents came from!!

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  82. Lori E.

    What a beautiful project. I can’t wait to try it. Your books are so wonderful and inspiring. For my bucket list, I would like to take a major road trip or two before my kids go off to college (and maybe do some quilting in the car!).

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  83. Kathy

    On my bucket list? To enjoy each day. And to see as much of mountains and natural beauty as possible! Oh, and to see fall in New England.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  84. Dawn

    First off I have to tell you that your video is so funny! I was laughing so hard but quickly closed it when my husband walked in! I didn’t want him to see the secret! I won’t share my whole bucket list – it would go on forever! But a few things on it 1) A trip to the great barrier reef, 2) vacation in alaska, 3) A vacation with all my children (all out of the house now) and 4) an organized quilt room!

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  85. Andrea

    What a pretty bag!! Thank you for the pattern. I’m definitely making one. On my bucket list is to see Denmark with my kids. Thank you for the chance to win one of your many lovely prizes.

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  86. martha couturier-coleman

    Luv your designs, books and quilts…they are truly inspiring….I just sent my second son off to college-his older brother who is exactly 14mos older to the day went last year…where does it go? Miss them but have wonderful memories – and yes, it is all about preparing them for life…have a wonderful trip!

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  87. Brenda

    Travel, a lot of travel on my bucket list. I want to go to Maine and the Florida Keys. I want to visit every quilt shop here in Michigan, my friends and I have a pretty good start on that one. And I want to finish all my projects started and start and finish all the others that are stacking up. I need to make my youngest, grown, daughter a quilt and would love to make one for each of my grands. Oh the list goes on.

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  88. Deb

    Most everything on my bucket list over the years has been accomplished….one thing left: to go deep sea fishing. I’m almost afraid to do this last thing…I wanna hang around awhile longer to work on my quilts!

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  89. Kate R

    I love your bag – thanks for the tutorial!

    I actually have never really thought about my bucket list until now! I guess it would involve traveling – I’d love to go to East Africa where my dad grew up.

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  90. Vivian Oaks

    Thanks for chance at winning!!! The book looks really neat, and something I’d really be interested in reading. Just the cover is great inspiration – it’s just beautiful. Love Moda and all the freebie patterns they offer, too! Thanks!!!

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  91. ~Kd in Montana

    Edyta, it seems your bucket is on my bucket list! What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for being so generous. ~Kd in Montana

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  92. Ursula

    I really don’t have a bucket list because I am someone that tries to live in the moment. I love to find” joy in the journey” of life. If I think hard about something I would love to do in the future, it would have to be to spend lots of time at the ocean. I never get to spend enough time there it seems. I think there could be lots of quilt inspiration there.

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  93. Betty Andriano

    On my bucket list is a trip to Italy for my husband. I am hoping we will be able to go in the next 1-2 yrs. He has worked very hard. I wish your daughter well as she goes off to college. I feel the first few months are the hardest for you and then it gets a little better. Thanks for the inspiring book and your wonderful patterns and fabric.

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  94. Amanda Thompson

    I adore the bucket of goodies. On my bucket list: I’d like to visit Hawaii, Maine, England, Germany, Nova Scotia, and Switzerland. I’d like to have a large room outfitted for just quilting, with cabinets, desks or tables, and a longarm to boot. I’d love a new house, but a more achievable desire would be to replace my living room furniture. The one item on my list most likely to be fulfilled first is to make quilts for each of my family.

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  95. Abby

    on my bucket list – going to Scotland to compete in highland dance, which I will hopefully do next summer. I also want to visit Australia and Greece!

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  96. Carolyn

    On my bucket list is to own a quilt shop !) Always, been a “dream”–thought I would once the kids were in high school-but, now the economy bottomed out πŸ™ Guess, I will just have to use my creative juices sharing with quilters as much as I can. I just LOVE all your “CREATIVITY”–have been a HUGE FAN–Wishing only the “BEST” for you and your family…you certainly deserve it !!!! πŸ™‚

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  97. shirley

    Edyta, enjoy your trip, Wanted to let you know, we would be friends !… LOL , My Bucket list has never been gathered up lets say, I like to do things by holidays and I like to do alot of things. If I would make a bucket list I would drown in it !.. LOL I just started to teach myself to quilt, and realized it takes money.. I really like this “HOP” to teach myself how to blog, so thats a start…. Lol .. Thank you

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  98. Kim D.

    On my bucket list is a trip to Australia, among other beautiful places. Your book looks fantastic, oh how fun it would be to win your bucket of goodies. Just like Christmas. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  99. Barb F

    I love this bag and I loved your video explaining it. We travel my motorcycle and I am limited on space. My husband still doesn’t get how much you can shove in a little bag. He likes to tell the other guys “oh, I take her on the bike to shop hops because she can’t buy much”.

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  100. Valerie

    I have a large bucket list, but several items on the list include travel. Some of the places I wouild like to visit are Australia, Italy, Holland, and all fifty states. Thanks for the pattern for the tote bag and also for the chance to win the bucket of wonderfulness. Looking forward to seeing your new book.

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  101. Karen Miller

    What a great idea – – the small/big bag ! And I just love the thought process involved in the Shop Hop trip – – I will try that on my husband soon !!

    It’s funny, I recently started thinking about my bucket list – – a couple of items on it are: Scuba Diving in the Red Sea, Visiting Alaska, Writing and publishing a childrens book about birds.

    Of course I love to sew and cook, so also on the list is “time”. Time to sew and share what I make with my family.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Karen

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  102. Kathleen

    At the top of my bucket list…..travel! I’d love to spend time in the Canadian Rockies, return to Maui for a lengthy stay, and explore every corner of my home state, Washington. Also on the list…finish all my UFO’s!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  103. Cocopatch

    on my bucket list, I want more time to make quilts and take english lessons to read blogs!! thanks for this cute bag! I don’t go to Sainte Marie Aux Mines. I hope you good moments! Cocopatch from France

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  104. Mama Z

    My bucket list would include a trip to Europe. I’ve never been there and would love to go. It’s not going to happen anytime soon with three kids under the age of 6 at home!

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  105. Lisa L

    On my bucket list is to go to a small island with soft sand and pack my beach blanket, a good book and my flip flops!! All I want to hear and see and smell is the ocean! One day, one day!!

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  106. Kristi

    I love your quilt designs – so elegant and beautiful. My bucket list includes a cruise to Alaska and a road trip across the continental USA.

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  107. Nancy

    I just love your colorful quilts. They’re such a happy collaboration of fabrics! On my bucket list would be a trip to the Austrian Alps. I won’t forget my camera and I’ll be looking for the adelweiss! Thank you for the purse pattern and happy stitching.

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  108. Gwen Windham

    My bucket list….. so much to do, so little time… one thing I’d like to do is travel to Sweden. One of my son-in-laws is Swedish, and I’d love to visit his home and family… πŸ™‚ I’d also LOVE to win your wonderful prize– I’d jump for joy if my name is chosen!!! Keeping my fingers crossed– and it’s really difficult to sew with crossed fingers! LOL

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  109. Laura

    Your post made me cry, again. I just sent my youngest off to college. Let me tell you, it doesn’t get any easier with the next child. My best to Delfina in her college experience. I, too, tell myself that independence is the goal and I am so proud of my boys, but it doesn’t stop the tears either. Great giveaway, I would LOVE that bucket!

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  110. Carolyn

    On my bucket list is a summer trip to Maine with my family including my two grandsons. It’s wonderful to view the world through their eyes. Thanks for your inspiration. I appreciate what you do.

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  111. Aileen

    My bucket list right now is to get my house completely organized like it was when my kids were younger and I had everything in order. That probably sounds unexciting but that is what I long for. I just had my second child leave for college and I still have two in high school and chaos rules the roost! Thank you for all of your beautiful inspiring quilts and books and designs!

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  112. Dana

    Congratulations on the new book! I love everything you do! I am working on several of your patterns now and have organized strip exchanges with friends and my quilt guild so that I can soon begin working on projects from your last book. I can also relate to your feelings about sending your daughter away to school – my oldest left for her first year of college a few weeks ago. It’s very difficult to let them go!

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  113. Montse

    On my bucket lists are visiting Australia and Japan, but because they are so far away and my economy is not so good I’ll guess it will be long before I go. Terrific giveaway!

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  114. Karen S.

    Love, love, love this bag! I will have to make it. Thank you for sharing.
    On my bucket list are trips to Australia, Switzerland and Germany and traveling the wonderful USA in the RV. I love seeing our great nation. We’ve seen a lot of it but there is soo much more and lots of great people and quilt shops!

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  115. Fleurette

    Mmn what a treat in that bucket! thank you for the lovely pattern. Bucket list.. attend a quilt show in America, sew lots of quilts, a quilting cruise, swim with dolphins, travel, bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge, hike more, backpack Europe, ride a camel – oh gosh! the list is endless lol. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  116. Gran

    Love your blog hop post! Thank you. Hm-m-m “bucket list” is new to me, however, the idea intrigues me and I am making a list in my head as I type … 1st thing off the top of my head I would love to have all the things in your bucket and 2nd the bucket too. :o) 3rd is have the time to make and then give away the things I made. Have fun in France.

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  117. Lei

    I got too many things to do. On top of the list is to sew sleeping bag, dresses, quilts for my baby girl, and make quilts to my parents! Thanks for giving away.

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  118. Carmen Wyant

    On the top of my bucket list is another trip to Scotland, then organize a family reunion where we can ALL show up, another tatoo-a backplate this time, another horseback trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness before I’m too old to get on a horse. Loved the video & have the most wonderful trip to Paris EVER.

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  119. Sara In AL

    I love your fabrics. I have a quilt started using Close To My Heart, I plan on finishing that one before Christmas. I appreciate the quality of Moda Fabrics, I know that I can trust them to always be top drawer. My bucket list is long too, but at the top is to finish all my UFO’s this year. I would, like everyone else, love to win the bucket, so I can start some more UFO’s. LOL Best wishes!

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  120. Sherry J.

    my bucket list; Visit Germany and the land of my ancestors, attend HOuston quilt show, Use up the fabric in my stash. buy more fabric. awesome giveaway!

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  121. Wendy P

    Someday I hope to visit Europe. It seems impossible, so it is definitely a Bucket List item.

    Your work is so lovely! If I get my hands on your new book, I am definitely going to improve my skills!

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  122. Mary R

    All of your pictures were wonderful, the cleome was gorgeous, the moo cows too cute. But that beautiful daughter walking away down the road, takes a bit of her Mom’s heart with her for sure.

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  123. Jackie

    My bucket list is that I live long enough to enjoy my 4 wonderful Grandkids, and if that is accomplished, this this will mean that I’ve had a long life time of quilting fun!
    Love your bag, too cute.Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful bucket of goodies!

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  124. Deborah Brown

    Edyta, I just love your fabrics, patterns (just finished the farmhouse quilt…so much fun to make) and your quilts. You have inspired me this past year, after I discovered you after reading about you in a quilting magazine. I love your work! I have England, Ireland and Scotland, as well as a trip to the Holy Land, on my list. We’ll see!

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  125. Marcyne

    My bucket list includes a trip to Washington State to visit my aging parents and 3 of my siblings; another trip to Duluth to visit my son, his lovely wife, and my precious grandson, finish about 6 unfinished sewing projects (3 of which are quilts) and start some more that I have had my eye on. The bag is perfect! I loved your little video! The bag is now on my bucket list!

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  126. Debra Carraro

    I love the look of your new book!! it is on my Bucket list along with about a million other things including finding more time for me to actually make all those other quilts that are not yet works in progress. but at the top of my list is a trip to Africa to see all those wonderful animals in their natural environment rather than a zoo, and a trip to USA specifically to see some of your wonderful museums which are loaded with antique quilts.

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  127. Nancy L

    Haven’t really thought about my Bucket List, hmm. I’d like to spend a lot more time quilting on my long arm, I’d like to do some traveling, to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, maybe Alaska, I want to go camping again (sold our old pop-up years ago), and travel around the US to national parks. One more thing, in order to do this need to able to quit working (or go part-time) and be healthy enough to travel!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win your bucket!!

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  128. Danette Miller

    First of all, you are darling!!! Love the accent. I would like to add making a project out of your giveaway to my bucket list.

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  129. Ann Post

    Couple of things that were on my bucket list were riding a mule down into the Grand Canyon (what a trip). This yr I rode my bike across Iowa during Ragbrai (454 miles in 7 days). On my list is take a class from you or attend one of your seminars. Have a great time in France.

    Ann P.

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  130. so we added chickens

    Your quilts are beautiful! and I will have to find a copy of your book! I am also a bag girl so thank you for such a fun tote pattern.
    My bucket list – I think an extended stay overseas would be on the list.
    Have a grand time in France!!

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  131. Ruth Finch

    On my bucket list: visit Machu Picchu; meet my daughter-in-law’s parents in Lima, Peru; and sew all the quilts I’ve been making “kits” for over the years (15-20 maybe).

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  132. Wendyb

    oh boy….what fun…….I know what you mean about children leaving the nest….my one and only 16 1/2year old is going to university very soon…….makes me sad every time I think of it!!!!! Bucket list???……..number one would have to be going up in a hot air balloon, finishing all my ufo’s, and travelling overseas with my wonderful hubby…….one day!!!!…….I’ll have to convince him!(he’s not fond of aeroplanes!!! LOL)
    sugary hugs
    Wendyb :O)

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  133. Larissa Heskett

    WOW!! I LOVE your quilts and your book looks like a great read!! =)
    I sure hope you have fun on your trip!! I couldn’t make everything fit in 4 bags!!
    I have always wanted to lear how to crochet!! I have friends that make such beautiful things and I am in AWW when I see them!! I am fairly young at sewing~I have sewn scince I was little in 4-H, but I am not an EXPERT. So i’d also like to be better at certain things!! I would LOVE to take some classes, but where I live there is no place close. So SOME DAY I always say!! =)
    THANKS for the chance to win such a GRAND PRIZE!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS MONTH!! =)

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  134. Carol C.

    On my bucket list is making a Farmer’s Wife quilt — I love your bag — what a great idea!! Love your patterns and fabric!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  135. Tina

    I always wanted to learn ballet – I love the beauty and grace of the movements….it is simply exquisite and I haven’t a clue how the dancers do it!!?

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  136. Leslie M.P.

    A leisurely trip up the eastern seaboard in the fall taking in all the autumn leaves, wonderful historic sites and ending up in Boston. I’ve been trying to make it happen for the past 10 years and something always interferes!

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  137. Helen Grieve

    On my bucket list is a trip to Italy. I want to stay in a villa and eat my way around the country side. Also on my bucket list is finishing some quilts so I can start new ones!

    That’s a great looking bag. Thanks for the pattern!

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  138. Cindy Y

    Your new book looks amazing…quilts are important. I truly love your designs and color schemes. They are so beautiful and luscious. Your use of batiks is inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us quilters. It is appreciated!

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  139. Twyla

    My bucket list, I’m learning to swim, I’ve taken my tests and passed and now have my CDL (commercial driver’s license) and now drive a school bus!!! Your never too old to do what you want to. I love your books!!!

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  140. Deb W.

    Love the Small/Big Tote. Your tote was a hit at quilt market. The owner of our local quilt store mentioned it at our market preview party.

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  141. Jean Elliott

    Oh – I L O V E your bag and especially the fabrics in the one on your video! One of the things on my “bucket list” is to actually hand quilt a “regular” size quilt. I’m getting closer to the time when I’m actually going to try it.

    Love your giveaway and hope I win!!!

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  142. Michelle

    Oh! I’m behind on my Moda Blog Hop!

    What lovely quilts! Visiting France is definitely on my bucket list! Big sigh…enjoy your trip!

    Also on my bucket list: having another Janome 6500 (my husband killed my first one), visiting Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland, an inland Alaskan cruise, a Buffalo Bills game at Ralph Wilson stadium, and to buy a COMPLETE line of my favorite Moda fabric.

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  143. Michele

    My bucket list most definitely includes a trip to France. To poke around flea markets and find treasure troves of vintage linens is the stuff of dreams.

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  144. Shasta Anderson

    Loved the video of the bag!! It literally had me laughing out loud and my 10 year old daughter asked me to see the video (so she could see what was so funny). Her only remark was “I don’t get it, what’s so funny?” I told her when she is married one day she will understand the humor. I have many things on my bucket list. A couple are to visit Isreal, and since I am from south Louisiana and have family traced back to France, I would like one day to visit France. I also have a book of reproduction quilts dating back to the early 1800’s. There is one I have had bookmarked for a couple of years now called the “Postage Stamp”. It is made of 1inch suares of scraps, and I would love to make one out of all the scraps from projects and clothes I have made for my children so that I could pass it down to my one daughter.
    Those are just three things on my bucket list, I think the quilt is top of the list.

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  145. Carla

    Someday I hope to attend an international quilt show in France, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Tokyo, Australia—or ALL of them! πŸ™‚ Love your use of pattern and color!

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  146. Yvonne

    My bucket list, let me think … definitely do a cross country trip at a leisurely pace. It would include a stop at every National forest. I have traveled extensively and am awe struck by the beauty of the United States. Thank you very much for a very generous giveaway.

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  147. Sherry Book

    My bucket list? Wow, guess I’ll start with the biggie — to visit Hawaii and each of the other states. We went to Alaska last year, and have several under my belt but quite a few left. Thanks for interesting posts; your bag is so delightful, as is all your stuff!

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  148. Janet Brill

    My Bucket List: to leave behind at least one quilt that becomes a family heirloom and to hike in the Grand Canyon before I’m to old to do it! I enjoyed visiting your site, have a wonderful time in France!

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  149. Angela

    Love your fabrics!!! Hum….bucket list, there are several things but first comes to mind, a trip to Hawaii with my husband, just us! That would be great! Thanks so much for the bag pattern, love it!!!

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  150. Jane

    Your new book looks wonderful! But I cannot wait for the book with your pattern Scrappy Fireworks! Love it!!! Thank you for the pattern and the chance to win the bucket.

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  151. Ann

    There are so many places I would love to explore, but right now what I would really love to do is spend a week in the Adirondacks during the Autumn, enjoying that part of the country and quilting to my heart’s content.

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  152. Becky

    A trip to France is on my bucket list as well as finishing all the quilting projects I have waiting for me in my sewing room.

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  153. Pam Williamson

    What a neat bag! Loved watching your video. Would love to win your bucket of goodies. My bucket overflows with blessings but someday I would love to return to the country of Japan where I spent 2 amazing years being a part of a wonderful ministry in Kyoto.

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  154. Colleen M

    My bucket list is still rather small but two things on it are trips – one to Ireland and the other to Australia. This is my first time visiting your blog, but it won’t be the last. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  155. Christie Brehm

    Wonderful pattern, thank you for sharing! My bucket list: Go to Hawaii on our 25th wedding anniversary! – Well, cross that off – we went to Hawaii!!! – on our 35th! Better late than never! Go to Paris! MAYBE, but, probably NOT! Visit the Holy Land. Not until the world settles down. Finish all my UFOs! Like that will EVER happen! Get my house organinzed – Flylady says: “You can’t organize clutter”, so I am working on getting rid of the clutter – this is going to take a very long time. I better quit there! Thanks for the chance. HUGS… and stitches

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  156. Gidget

    My sewing bucket list would include a sewing room of my very own.

    My life bucket list would include a trip to see Alaska.

    Thank you for asking!

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  157. Rose

    On my bucket list is retiring so that I can devote everyday to quilting, sewing, embroidering and more sewing! My 8 year old grand daughter is finally interested in sewing so I started her with a very simple reversible tote bag. She picked fabric from my stash (lucky for me I know her likes and have been stashing) and she was very proud of what she accomplished. I know there will be many more projects with her. She likes the fact that no one else has what she made. I would love to win. Love your fabrics!

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  158. Nan

    I have a lot of travelling on my bucket list, including Norway, Sweden, Alaska and the Canadian Maritimes. All northern areas because I am living in the South and have had enough of the heat!

    Your blog is beautiful!

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  159. Phyllis

    I think we all probably have HUGE buckets for our list, but in the top of my bucket is to build a custom quilt studio and spend my days there living the quilt life!

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  160. Terrie

    My bucket list….gosh whats not on it :)!!! Right now it is just getting to take my kids somewhere next summer !!!! and in the meantime its using as much fabric as I can in as much time as I can squeeze out of the day !!! And I LOVE your bucket by the way πŸ™‚

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  161. Mary Kastner

    I love the look of the new book. I can’t wait to see it. The bucket list wish for me is to go to Hawaii. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    Mary

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  162. Debbie R.

    Terrific bag, both ways. On my bucket list. Spending a year living somewhere else in the world. Haven’t decided exactly where, but Sweden is high on my list. Also on my bucket list is learning to make pie.

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  163. Karen

    My bucket list is so long I wouldn’t even know where to begin. For now let’s go with a trip to Santa Fe to relax for a week with my family.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. Emma

    My bucket list would be to get to the bottom of this list so I can leave a comment – my goodness that’s a lot of people and a lots of dreams. I would like to grow old with my husband and see my kids happy and safe. October 1st is my birthday, so it would be a great day to win – thanks for the chance!

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  165. Holly Marie

    What a lovely project idea that bag is! I’d like to make it for myself one of these days.
    Hmm, I have a terribly long bucket list, I’ll just put down a few. Travel back to Alaska and visit more places. Visit England, Peru, Italy, and perhaps meet some relatives in Spain. See all 50 states in the USA. Become more proficient @ watercolor painting. Start my own home business soon(it’s been in the works for awhile and I’m quite ready for it to take off!) Purchase a spinning wheel. Finish my bed quilt yet this cold season! I’m currently in the applique and hand quilting stage.

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  166. Judy

    My bucket list is more shops and more fabric and more free time to sew and create things I have wanted to do, along with more reading and travel.

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  167. Jennifer

    just a few things on my bucket list:
    1. visit Alaska
    2. write a book
    3. own my own business and work from home
    Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

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  168. Tina

    I have such a long bucket list and time is just getting away from me. Most of all I would like to travel so on my bucket list is to take a trip across the country.

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  169. Lisa

    I think I add to my bucket list every day πŸ™‚ I would love to visit all 50 states – I’m probably more than halfway there! Thank you for a wonderful opportunity!

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  170. Tammy

    Thanks for the bag pattern. I have alot of things on my bucket list but the thing that I want, is to retire early so that I can spend more time with family, friends, quilting and gardening.

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  171. Denise Wood

    There are soooo many things on the list in my bucket…where to start! Probably the most do-able since I am still employed full time, is to get to as many of the National Parks as possible in close proximity to Iowa, on our vacations and then work our way outward. I sure would like to have your bucket of treats in the mean-time for a ‘stay-cation’!

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  172. Tahza

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. My bucket list includes make an hand applique quilt, learn to fit garmet patterns and build a house/cabin in the woods!

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  173. Paula Klaassen

    Love the cows! So much fun! The main thing on my bucket list right now is to finish my “Ladies of the Sea” album quilt. What was I thinking!?!

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  174. Carol Sc

    Oh my goodness —there are over seven hundred commments already!! My bucket list would be to get all my sewing and quilting in one room — and neatly!! As you know, I love everything you do! What a treat it would be to win!

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  175. Lynn

    I have a long list, one thing I want to do one day is go to Prince Edward Island. I also want to learn to surf and go to Paris, I could go on and on. Right now though my bucket list primarily consists of getting my kids through high school and college.

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  176. Darlen Jacolik

    My bucket is mainly travel related. Seattle, West coast, Alaska, New York City. Started quilting about 3 years ago and just want to continuously improve my skill.

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  177. Sandra Richardson

    One thing on my bucket list is going Geode hunting and finding a beautiful geode with an amethyst crystals inside..ahhh, I would love it!!! And I love you too, your are so funny (humorous) not funny weird!! I hope you pick my number…..

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  178. Barbara Melotto

    Well. I just love your watering can! I have a big collection of watering cans, but none so sweet as your! My number one goal for my bucket list is to finish all my started projects! So hard to do when I see new things I just can’t resist! Keeping my fingers crossed I win your wonderful prize!

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  179. Lesley

    I have never really thought about my bucket list. Sure, there are things that I would like to do, but I have never consciously put them on a list. So…here’s the very first draft of my bucket list.
    1. Move out of the Midwest, preferably to San Jose, CA.
    2. Travel (I know this should be more specific, but there are so many places I want to see.)
    3. Become a really great programmer and project maanger.
    4. Go back to Hawaii, Seattle, and NYC.
    5. Design a quilt.

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  180. Jenny McH

    On my bucket list is a long retirement with my husband so we can enjoy some downtime together to travel back to Italy and really savour the beauty & culture of the country.

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  181. Lil

    on my bucket list are
    a house with a garden and a sewing room
    run a patchwork shop (but I think that will never happen)
    return to Japan, NYC
    visit all my online friends all over the world

    seeing you in some days in France and buy your new book, this will happen for sure, ;o)))

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  182. Janis

    I really enjoyed your post. You are a lovely designer. Thank you for the opportunity to be selected for the generous bucket of gifts!

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  183. Stray Stitches

    I have two main things on my bucket list: visit the east in the fall to see the splendor of the fall colors and to take an Alaskan cruise. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  184. Quilter Kim

    I can relate to your post because it is very hard to “let our children go off on their own” , but as parents that is our job. Nuture them, love them and then let them spread their wings. On my bucket list is hopefully a trip to Houston for “quilt market” and also a trip to Oregon for Sisters Quilt Show. Would love to win your bucket, thanks for the chance.

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  185. holli smith

    Tops on my bucket list is a trip to Greece. And maybe to finish all the projects I’ve started! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  186. Mary Beth

    My bucket list includes writing something publishable (did I say that out loud?) and hopefully, meet my children’s birthparents someday.

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  187. Elizabeth

    I have a few things on my bucket list, but just like to be spontatneous sometimes. I would love to go on a New England cruise and build my own house someday. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  188. Kris

    Among the items on my bucket list is seeing Michael Crawford perform. Would love to win that bucket of goodies, thanks for the chance.

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  189. Karin

    It is such a bitter-sweet thing watching your children grow up and leave when all you’ve done for their first 18 years of life is to prepare them for that moment. Seeing them fly is the reward for all that hard work. πŸ™‚
    I get to knock one thing off my bucket list this year- I get to go to market! The next thing on my bucket list? A trip to Prince Edward Island. Maybe one day I will get there. I can’t wait to get my hands on your new book!!

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  190. Joyce Mitchell

    My bucket list includes a trip back to Alaska. I’m an Army brat & we were stationed there in the early 60s & I would love to return. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  191. Ellen

    Your book looks so great , your bag pattern is gorgeous !!
    So much fun blog hopping , my Bucket list is to be home, enjoy my family and make some beautiful things !!
    Ellen (Netherlands)

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  192. Suzan

    Just a couple of things on my bucket list – visit Wales, see the Grand Canyon, spend 2 weeks in Alaska, move back to Seattle, learn how to needle turn applique, take a watercolor class, totally pay off my debt. I think that my travel plans may impact the last item mentioned on my list! Lovely giveaway!!

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  193. Barbara

    Wow, your giveaway is to die for!! I love this blog hop – it’s fab! I would love a chance to win anything!

    My main bucket list wish is to recover from my cancer treatment – main priority at the moment and to visit New England in the Fall one day!

    Thanks for the chance.

    Barbara

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  194. Jittina

    I really like your tote pattern, I’m sure gonna make one.
    On my bucket list? I’ve always wanted to go to Australia and travel around.

    Jittina, the Netherlands

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  195. KarynLiza

    What a generous and lovey giveaway! Love the bag pattern, that goes on my bucket list of things to make! But my bucket list of things to see – at the top is to see the Northern Lights!

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  196. Lidwina

    My bucket is full with so many things to do, and I have to fill it some more while I would love to read your new book.
    And while reading your book, it will give me some rest during the busy times I have, the rest I need so much.

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  197. katherine

    On my bucket list would be to visit the good ole US of A and shop my little heart out in all of the pacthwork shops everywhere. A couple of national parks and visit the big apple. thnaks
    kath

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  198. Eva

    Mi ΓΊnico deseo es ver crecer a mis dos pequeΓ±as sanas y felices.
    Me encanta tu nuevo libro, se ve precioso y ojalΓ‘ tuviese suerte y pudiese ganar el lo te de regalos.
    Gracias !!!!!

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  199. Heather

    So much on my bucket list is done. That which matters most to me, which are launching two beautiful, bright, talented, kind, soulful young people into the world … well, my part is done.

    And now the only thing aside from enjoying time with the people I love, is to make quilts (I’m a beginner at this) for all those people.

    What a fabulous giveaway. Mostly I look forward to reading this book of quilt stories. This post, too, is a great read.

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  200. colette

    You are so clever! I love your bag and thank you for the pattern! I now have an idea for a christmas gift for my mom! On my bucket list is to travel to Europe soon also with my girls when they graduate from college!! Love this country fair blog!!
    Thanks,
    Colette

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  201. Penny Pudge

    I have no bucket list. Guess I just roll with the flow, my life stays pretty exciting as it is. Love the bag and the book looks like it will be great to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  202. Candace

    Not sure I have a Bucket List. I wouldn’t mind finishing my projects! πŸ™‚
    I can relate to your letting go of your eldest baby. My youngest baby is a senior in high school; and I am about to experience an empty nest.
    Hmmm, empty nest goes with a full bucket, right??

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  203. Naomi Vela

    I don’t have a bucket list, it’s more of an industrial sized cauldron list….some of the things on it are to learn how to FMQ on a domestic machine…properly! Sew and design quilts, not just mug rugs….more bags than I care to count or name, I’d like to tour the world meeting all my blog friends, I want to go on a cruise, I’d like to open a successful craft business….and the list goes on and on and on, so I won’t bore you with it all. Congratulations on the book. Hugs Naomi

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  204. daisy

    great tote project – anything small that turns into big is so good for shopping, craft fairs, markets, or really just anytime. My bucket list contains the usual travel as much as possible, be able to sew full time etc. but one thing that has been on my list since I was probably 15 is to see a harp seal in real life – I’m hoping that I can still make at least this one – thanks for the giveaway

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  205. therealfrannie

    Love your fabric and the bag – thanks! My bucket list includes traveling to France, Italy and Ireland. I want to travel to CA to visit my family and my newest grandson. That would be really awesome!! I want to have more time to spend quilting and sewing for myself, my family and contributing to orphanages in Mexico and Haiti. My list goes on and on, but you get the idea. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway πŸ™‚

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  206. Jill Neely

    I can’t wait to read you new book! Top of my bucket list is visiting Europe……, pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

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  207. Marsha

    My bucket list is pretty small. A trip to Alaska and maybe New York City would be great, and winning that bucket of fun stuff would be really nice.
    Marsha

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  208. Jeanne

    I would like to visit Paducah and Houston quilt shows someday. Also I would like to be able to create and finish tons of more projects/quilts in my life time giving to people to
    bring them happiness. Your new book looks great and I am enjoying the Moda blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  209. Sue DeHaan

    Your bucket is much more full than my bucket list! The one thing I REALLY want to do is visit Hawaii. Well, actually I’d like to live there for a few years, but that probably isn’t going to happen, ha!

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  210. Kathy J

    I’d love to travel to Greece and visit the villages where my grandparents were born, walk the streets they walked, and meet relatives I have heard of but never seen. And I’d be thrilled to death to win the contents of that bucket!

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  211. Darlene

    Your designs are incredibly beautiful. One of the things on my bucket list is to write a story (short/long) about most of the quilts I’ve made. I firmly believe that every quilt tells a story.

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  212. Betsy

    Hi Edyta! I took classes from you when you lived in Pennsylvania! Happy to see your success and enjoy following your new patterns and books. Would love a chance to win the bucket of goodies! Best Wishes! Betsy

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  213. Winona

    I have wanted to visit South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana for most of my life. That would be a trip of my dreams. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  214. Colleen

    Tops on my bucket list is a list of Major League Baseball ballparks my husband and I want to travel to together when we retire. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  215. Sheila M/FL

    On my bucket list is to visit Montana!!! I so so so wanted to go there on my Honeymoon that was almost 20 years ago and I’ve travelled tons just not been able to make it there. Gotta get there soon.

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  216. MaryBeth

    Wow, I just love your bag! On my bucket list I must include visiting Alaska (preferably by cruise ship) and taking a river cruise in Europe. Also, I’d like to make a Baltimore Album quilt one of these days.

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  217. Kathy

    Thanks for the cute bag pattern.

    My bucket list is to go to all the continents. I love to travel and see new things.
    I would also like to have my own quilting business.

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  218. Sheri Booth

    On my bucket list is to go back to Nova Scotia. We visited when I was a little girl and I would like to go back. All I can remember was how pretty it is.
    Thanks for the purse pattern.

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  219. Valerie

    Lovely post and lovely blog – new to me. I’m meeting so many new favorite blogs through Moda Country Fair! My bucket list is so huge, I started to categorize items. One wish was just checked off my list: I wanted to visit Portland, OR and it happened in May. Other travel is on the list as well as personal achievements. Thanks for the give-away!

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  220. Karen

    My bucket list includes entering a hand-quilted queen bed quilt of my own design with patchwork and appliquΓ©. It may take me years, but I’ll love every minute of it. Thank you for the pattern for the lovely and useful tote bags!

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  221. Shelly

    I love bucket lists and have been checking some major entries off mine. The biggest ones left are seeing England and vacationing on the Amalfi coast of Italy.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  222. Maryann

    We really enjoyed you and your classes when you were here in WNY. You have such a passion for quilting, it is contageous! My bucket list is to visit every state in our glorious country! And to visit as many quilt shops I can, of course!

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  223. Linda Jimerson

    What an adorable bag you shared with us! Thank you so much.
    I don’t have a personal bucket list written and maybe I should. I have a quilting one for things I want to explore in the future.
    Diamonds, Y-seams–Hunter and/or Lemoyne Star
    Curves–Drunkard’s Path or G9P
    Spikes—Pine Burr or Mariner’s Compass?
    Try needle turn applique–again!

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  224. Denise Armitage

    My husband came into the office to see what I was laughing about (I was watching your market video), and we both had a good laugh, thank you.
    Top of my bucket list? Europe in the very late Spring, 6 weeks, EuroRail Pass, and hubby with me., sigh…..
    p.s. I love what you do with Batiks.

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  225. Sarah

    Cute bag!
    One of the things on my bucket list is to visit Italy; I’d love to bike around Tuscany and sample food and wine. On a practical note, I want to organize and catalog all of my wonderful vintage tablecloths and other items so that someone doesn’t look at all my stuff and think: “What is all this stuff? What was she thinking?”

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  226. martha mumaw

    could the cover of your book be any indication of more beautiful things inside waiting for us to discover?? such a lovely cover inviting us to dig in and delve into the mysteries inside it! martha from minnesota

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  227. Louise Crowe

    On my bucket list I would like to take my mom to Alaska – she turns 83 Sept. 16th. Other than that – be near my family and put my feet in the sand. Thank you so much for the tote pattern – really sweet.

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  228. Sharon

    Your convertible bag is a hoot! So much has happened since I considered making a bucket list. I really think I just need a new bucket (full of fabric :})! Thanks for your generosity.

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  229. Terri Cochran

    Before the bucket list I just have to say how touching it was to read about sending your precious daughter off to college! I remember the day I drove my girl to college and that feeling in my chest and my tummy driving away, the sight of her in my rear view mirror, waving good-bye to me! Wow – powerful stuff! Oh yeah, and the bucket list: a nice long trip to Ireland and England!

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  230. sheri

    On the top of my bucket list is to finish everything I have started… but that won`t keep me from collecting more wonderful fabric. Can`t wait to make your bag and take it shopping!!

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  231. Janell

    The bag is awesome, who would of thought!! My bucket list no. 1 item is to get a new sewing machine. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  232. Patty

    My bucket list contains a trip overseas, I would love to see England. Also on there is to finish my UFOs (LOL), renovate my living room, and hopefully in the future I will be able to retire!

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  233. Kate

    I did something on my bucket list this summer. My husband and I went on a five week trip to Alaska via ferry and our car. It was fabulous. Now we are working toward another bucket list, a trip on an ocean liner to England.

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  234. Janan

    I adore your fabrics and quilts. Can’t wait to see your new book! I think getting a new sewing machine is on my bucket list, and maybe you’ve inspired a trip out west!

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  235. Barbara Jenson

    I’m living my bucket list. Thankyou for coming to Montana; you are such an inspiring teacher. I hope you can come here again I’m working on it!!!

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  236. quiltmom anna

    My bucket list certainly is to make more quilts, to travel to other parts of the world including Sweden and Australia and to live a healthy life for many more years. I have had a chance to look at your lovely new book and can see many wonderful patterns to make from it. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  237. Barb in MI

    Congrats to your new book – and thanks for sharing the funny bag video! On my bucket list: I would love to visit Australia one of these days. Thanks so much for your give away!

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  238. Melodee Cartin

    Like many others that have left comments my youngest will head off to college next weekend, we will be empty nestors. We bought a smaller kitchen table (with a leaf for when the kids come home) so we won’t feel quite so lonely. My bucket list includes quilts for friends and family as graduation gifts, and I have quite a list, so your bucket of goodies would be great to have.

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  239. Cathy R.

    I made a friend in high school (1975) who had me sold on the beauties of Alaska and the need to see it for myself! Here we are in 2001! 31 years of marriage, 9 children, and 3 grandchildren(so far) later, I still have that strong deisre to get there and take in the beauty God created! I will get there yet! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  240. Char S.

    My bucket list includes taking a quilting cruise, a quilting tour, and a class from a famous designer/author. Love your designs

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  241. Bobbie Whittington

    Love the bag and your new fabric line. On my bucket list…a trip back to hawaii, and travel the rest of the United States.

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  242. Anna

    Thank you so much for sharing with us. Two things at the top of my bucket list are to visit Alaska with my husband and to make a twin-sized quilt for each of my children, four girls and four boys.

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  243. Patricia N

    I am a hand appliquer and I just love your designs. It is exciting to see what you will come up with next. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  244. Mary Jordan

    I love your designs. You are extremely talented and really understand quilters. Your colors are always different and new with an updated approach to the old.
    Can’t wait to see “what’s next”!

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  245. Karen A

    I would have to say a cruise to Alaska would be at the top of my bucket list. But winning a great prize would be wonderful too!

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  246. Barbara

    I just have to tell you how much I love, love, love your quilts and fabrics! I think what is on my bucket list is to be able to attend a major quilt show. I’ve attended the local shows and really enjoy them, so maybe in the near future I will be able to attend a major quilt show. Also, in the vein, to be able to meet you in person would be excellent. You have inspired me so much with your quilts, so I thank you for that.

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  247. Tammy

    hello! your video made me laugh on a day when i was sure i wouldn’t have the heart to laugh. i have always been a traveller, so travel is forever on my bucket list. now, i still want to travel, but i want my kids to share in the wonder of new places. thanks!

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  248. Bev Lawler

    I saw you speak recently at a quilt guild meeting when you were in the Buffalo NY area teaching. Loved your talk. On my bucket list is a trip to Europe on day. I would love to see Rome and the history over there. I love all your patterns and fabric and have made some of them. I would love to win the prize. Thank you!!!

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  249. Sylvia/LittleTreasures

    What a fun beautiful post. Love your photos and the inspiration from your awesome projects. My bucket list…I want to visit the New England states in the fall..it is my favorite time of the year becasue of its color. Tomorrow I will get to enjoy a Funnel Cake at our County Fair. I have truly enjoyed all of the inspiration from the bloghop so far, it’s like being at the Fair. Thanks for the fun

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  250. Alda

    my bucket list contains : a trip to historical places everywhere in the world ;-))), a tour to the most beautiful white-sand beaches in Poland and a backpacking tour through the highlands ,-)))

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  251. Terry Sisto

    Love the bag and the fabric – congrats on your book, I’ll be looking for it. It’s been fun checking out new blogs – love them all – inspiration galore!!!

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  252. Leslie

    One thing on my bucket list is to grow enough food in my garden to open a small market stand with fresh produce, jams, and handmade fabric items. Thanks for such an inspiring giveaway!

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  253. Gill

    Thank you for a great post!
    Top of my bucket list is a visit to New Zealand! I wish I was there now with the RWC taking place!!

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  254. Kathy C

    We were in Montana for the first time last month. You are right, it is so beautiful.
    # 1 on our bucket list is Italy and we are planning for 2013. We spent the past 3 years doing our US list when my husband retired. We have been awed at the beauty of the USA.
    Thanks for the giveaway, would love to have the bucket find its way to a new home here in Oregon.

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  255. Joan

    A trip to Wales would be on my bucket list. Thank you for the bag pattern. What a neat project! Many thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  256. Pat Pollock

    I love everything you’ve made, and I’ve purchased several books. The top thing on my bucket list is a trip to Danmark, home of my ancestors. Great-grandma was a seamstress and I’d love to see where I came from.

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  257. Stacy McDaniel

    Love the bucket – pick me pick me! On my bucket list, besides winning your bucket, is a trip to Ireland to the west counties. Would love to see the beauty in person. In the meantime, keep designing beauftiful quilts for us to make! I love your work. Thanks!

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  258. Betty T.

    Ah, the infamous bucket list! I’m currently working on my craft list besides my needle work projects since retiring. This is only my 2nd Moda Hop, and all the designers give me inspiration to try various projects. Having completed only one quilt, I am currently working on a Christmas throw and table runner… then will try your cute bag pattern. I just hope mine looks presentable. Love Moda fabrics. πŸ™‚ Still, someday, traveling to New Zealand and Australia is a dream of mine.

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  259. Keri Schorah

    #1 on my Bucket List is to drive cross-country…here in the USA! I can’t imagine what awaits me and my hubby! …he said maybe next fall when he returns from his deployment!!!!!!!! Love your goodies bucket!

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  260. Tammy

    Thank you for the free bag pattern! My bucket list: use up my fabric stash (that will never happen since I keep buying more wonderful fabric), spend quality time with family and friends, travel to a lot of places including Greece! 911– We Remember!

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  261. Angel

    What a fun giveaway! I was 100% disabled 5 years ago and God healed me. I became an RN, working ICU, which WAS on my bucket list. Everything since has been more than I could have asked for, Thanks for the chance!

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  262. Ginger

    I haven’t made a bucket list, but something that is in my mind and heart is to sew all the fabric I have into quilts, and other projects. I love the bag because it is so big! Thanks

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  263. Susan W

    Yes you should do an American road trip. Worth every penny spent. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam! That’s on my Buscket List. God Bless America on the day of rememberance.

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  264. Donna

    Thanks for sharing the bag pattern. My bucket list is so long! I could definitely put your bucket full of goodies to good use! Love your books and can’t wait for the latest!

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  265. Beth R

    Your bag is genius! I think a cruise is in order to be on my bucket list. One of these days! And perhaps finishing all those quilts I have in mind πŸ™‚ Thank yuo for the darling pattern!

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  266. MoeWest

    Thanks for the great bag pattern and fun video. On my bucket list is a trip to explore Vancouver Island. We are trying to pick a spot to live for retirement.

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  267. Caroline

    Love the bag project—-I will put it on my to do list. You are such a talented designer. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  268. Joyce

    Too many things on my bucket list to share here. I would really like to try sky diving! If President Bush can do it, then so can I! Thanks for the chance!

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  269. Deb A

    Don’t really have a bucket list at this time, but have a couple of life long goals that I haven’t been able to obtain, but would love to: lose weight, never ending battle, and a trip to Hawii – someday maybe. Love your patterns and fabric.

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  270. Debra in Ohio

    My Bucket (list) runneth over! Too many things to list – the latest fabric “kit” I gathered was for your spool quilt pattern from Friendship Strips and Scraps. Thanks for the great patterns, as I enjoy your creativity! Thanks, too, for the chance to win your over-runneth bucket!

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  271. Deb

    Love your new book! One of the top things on my bucket list is to take all my children and grandchildren on a week long vacation to Disneyland. Love you bag!!!

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  272. Joanne Moore

    A big item on my bucket list is to finish all my started and planned quilts, not to mention all the aquisitions along the way. At the rate I am “acquiring” I will never kick the bucket!! love the bag pattern. Come January we need to bring our own bags to the market or get charged so I need to make some of my own!

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  273. Mary Buzard

    My bucket list includes trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and anyplace in Europe, and stops in as many quilt shops as possible!

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  274. Chiska

    I have such a long list! Here’s the abbreviated one: Ride the Ferry to Alaska, take my kids there to visit their grandparents in their “habitat”. Visit Portugual, Iceland and Sweden. Write and publish a children’s book. Go hunting mushroom’s in the wild. Make soap. Here’s hoping!

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  275. Marilyn

    I love your bag and it is a pattern I will be using very soon. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing on the blog tour.

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  276. Cathy

    I would love to win the bucket of goodies. I am making my 3 daughters quilts from Friendship Strips & scraps. They all love your quilts as much as I do! One thing on my bucket list that always comes to mind is riding in a horse drawn sleigh over fields of snow…heaven!

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  277. Marcia B

    Oh, you are such a fun & talented lady! What a clever idea to offer a bucket as a prize while encouraging us to share our bucket list! There are several items on my bucket list, but at the top of the list is an Alaskan cruise with hubby! Then I have the typical quilter’s bucket list: finish my UFOs, better organize my sewing room, learn to machine quilt, etc……
    What a fun blog hop this is and I am so glad to have joined in on the fun! πŸ™‚

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  278. Lisa

    I can’t wait to get a copy of our book! I am going to recommend that it be added to our guild library as well. Bucket list: travel to Hawaii, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Bus tour of Fall Leaves and quilt shops, a long tip back to Texas to see all my friends and family. Thanks for your great blog!

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  279. Barbara

    ah — bucket list. I keep meaning to make one of these up. Right now I think my dreams are to buy a fifth wheel and a big truck and tour the country for a year. I’d like to use up every bit of stash fabric I have (currently not too hard — I need to restock!), start a business where I’m doing something meaningful and that blesses others, and … and … and … I need to think on this more!

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  280. Annette MacConnell

    My bucket runneth over too, would love to travel and see all of the US states, Canada, Ireland and a cruise to the Greek Isles would be incredible. Batiks are not usually my favorite but I love how you use them in your picture quilts. Your “little” big bag is a really neat trick and it may end up on my bucket list too!

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  281. wendy

    My bucket list includes going to see the rest of the historc ballparks in the U.S., My husband was gracioius enough to take me to the old Yankee stadium so I suppose I can endure a trip to Fenway! Besides, they some good quilt shops in Boston right? Go Yankees!

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  282. Debra

    Travel more in our beautiful United States…I have spent alot of time in the Midwest…would like to see more of the East and the West. Travel to other countries. Have plenty of time for family and friends (right now the jobs don’t allow enough time). More time in my sewing room…again the job does not allow enough time, many days I have just stolen moments to sew.

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  283. Alherta Price

    My bucket list includes finishing all my UFO’s. I am doing that very slowly and have finished a couple of them but the problem is I am adding UFO’s to the list faster than I am finishing them.

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  284. Shanna

    Love your quilts! The incorporation of batik fabric with civil war and others is stunning! Sailing to beautiful ports is on my bucket list! Travel the world! Experience life in places I have yet to go! My youngest of 9 started her last year of Univ. It does not get any easier each time! Each one is so precious! Love the Silver pail , by the way!

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  285. Carole Y

    On my bucket list, I would like to have time to make a lot of quilts from my fabric stash.

    I love your books and patterns.

    Thanks for sharing your designs with us.

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  286. Logan

    Hhmmmm….Go to quilt market…finish all quilt projects…become a famous quilter….restore a ’72 chevy pickup…and marry a farmer.

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  287. Beth

    I love your books, can’t wait to get the new one! My bucket list consist of one thing, saving enough money to go visit my son who just moved to LA.

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  288. Amy

    WOW! I think my bucket list needs to include that bucket full of goodies you’re giving away! πŸ™‚ Actually, mine includes finishing a lot of projects that I have started and a trip to Scotland one of these days!!

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  289. Sandy E.

    On my bucket list was to attend the Sisters, OR outdoor quilt show on the 2nd Sat. in July. I planned a trip with a friend and it was awesome. WoW- 1300 quilts on display.
    One good thing about technology and college kids. There is skype to visit and see them, also texting and cell phone calls. Good luck.

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  290. Ineke Platvoet

    The first thing on my bucket list is a trip to Amish country to see all the beautiful quilts I am reading about.
    Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

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  291. Janice Regier

    I want to go show my dogs in Canada , for my bucket list request .
    Love the site , keep blogging , it is great entertainment!

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  292. jenny

    my bucket list? make a dent in mys tash before buying more fabric! exciting actually, it means making time for more quilting and less shopping!

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  293. Lisa

    My bucket list includes quilt cruises to alaska and haiwaii – – I’ve done a couple of cruises in the past – now I just have to do a couple of the quilt cruises!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! Love the bucket and all its goodies!!

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  294. Ruth

    What a cute bag! My bucket list is to make a quilt for each of my grandchildren for their wedding. I have 5 grandchildren ages from 20 to 9 months. Of course, I have made them all quilts from baby to twin size and will continue to do that as well!

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  295. Joanne

    Your new book looks great! I love applique…so the top row of blocks looks very interesting…
    bucket list? the first page…all the quilt and craft projects that I have lined up that I wanted to finish over the past 5 years…
    then going back to Paris and spending a week at the Louvre; Madrid and a week at the Prado; D.C. and spending a week with my daughter going to all the museums…

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  296. Lynne

    Favourite Icecream Pistachio mmm
    Put my Nearly Insane quilt together finally after 3 years of block making.
    Incorporate my sewing machine decal drawings into quilts finally instead of dreaming about it.
    Taking a Pastel Art Class to learn to draw my beach where I live, walk and enjoy.
    Love your Bag Thankyou for sharing.

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  297. Joanna

    My bucket list isn’t that full. Mostly I hope to keep quilting and getting better at it, keep doing needlework and improving in that, keep active and keep happy. My immediate list for today is church, a meeting after, some visits and then work on my autumn cross stitch. Plus, it’s a beautiful day, so I’ll breathe in some fresh air while I’m at it. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love reading about quilt histories.

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  298. Grace S.

    I just love, love, LOVE your work and patterns. So either I win your wonderful bucket or not just wanted to say THANK YOU … πŸ™‚

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  299. Marjan

    On my bucket list a visit to America visiting quiltshops that I love from the internet.
    And winning the stuff from your bucket would be sooooooooooooo nice.
    Thanks for the chance, Marjan

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  300. Barb Colvin

    Bucket List? nothing formal here, but I do have some things I’d like to do some day. I’d like to visit my granddaughter in Arizona and other family in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Put flowers one last time on my son’s grave in Colorado. Trips are very difficult for me due to health issues, but one can dream πŸ™‚ Mostly I’d just like to put all the quilt, crochet and embroidery ideas I have into being. Maybe I should add ‘create a live forever pill’ to my list LOL

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  301. Patricia

    First thing on my bucket list is a trip to Vancouver to visit my joungest daughter. She just startet university there.
    Congrats on your new book.

    Thank you for the give away.

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  302. tusen

    I love your presentation of the bag πŸ™‚ And thanks for such a great giveaway.
    As for my bucket list, it’s rather long, so just to give you a glimpse:
    – a trip to Australia, this time with my husband and my Mum,
    – a quilt of my own design,
    – a children’s picture book with my illustrations

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  303. Beth T.

    My sweetheart and I share a bucket list, isn’t that grand? At the top of the list: living in NYC (or Brooklyn) for a year. City life, days spent exploring the wonders of a wonderful city. Together.

    Thanks for the giveaway! And for the chance to reflect on our greatest wish.

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  304. Linda D. Westcott

    I love the looks of your new book, it looks like there would be a lot of fun quilts to make. I love how you use everything to inspire you. My buckit list would be a trip on a quilting cruse or back east to a quilting retreat set in a beautiful mountain setting.

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  305. Chris Anderson

    On top of my bucket list would have to be to have Grandchildren (I hear it’s the BEST!) Travel with my husband to Italy, England, France and well, lets just say all of Europe. Oh and to be a famous pattern designer. He he!

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  306. Chris

    I have a few places left to see like Alaska and Greece but mostly I’m just happy to see my children, grandchildren and family. Of course good friends and chocolate are wonderful, too.

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  307. Barbara Sindlinger

    Oh, I have a lot of things on my bucket list – but as for quilting related, one day I want to be able to make a double wedding ring quilt. I need to keep working on my skills before I attempt that pattern though. Thanks for a wonderful tote tute!

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  308. Mary Jo

    Bucket list: Travel to East coast again to see a daughter, Go to Alaska, Go on a quilt retreat out of town, and Have someone clean out my attic. Thanks

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  309. Janet

    Today I just purchased Friendship Strips & Scraps and can hardly wait to get your new book. Your book is absolutely a treasure; I hope I complete many of the great projects included in it. My bucket list includes a vacation somewhere! Thanks for sharing your life and sponsoring this great giveaway!

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  310. DeAnn

    My bucket list includes a trip to Paducah- even better, make a quilt that is good enough to enter and then go see it at the show!!!

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  311. DeAnn

    My bucket list includes a trip to Paducah! I’d like to get there at least once- even better, I would like to make a quilt good enough to enter!!!!

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  312. KrisD

    One of the things that was on my bucket list was to attend an Oprah show, however, it’s a little too late for that. Other things on my bucket list are a trip to Germany and a cruise with the children and their families.

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  313. Jen

    What a cute video! Love the idea of the hidden purse. On my Bucket List is the Dear Jane quilt and a trip to see the Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  314. Nerida

    Love the new Indian Summer fabric so pretty florals and batiks. Number 1 on my bucket list is to travel to America to visit my sister and family and while there visit some quilt stores and maybe an exhibition too.

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  315. karen ca

    Your new book looks very interesting. I like finding out the story behind things, why people make something or do something. One thing on my bucket list is to visit as many of our national parks as I can. I have read about them and seen specials on the and want to see them in person.

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  316. Sharon

    I don’t know that I have ever really thought about a bucket list. Have had a busy life with kids, working, grandkids, quilting the past five years and just never thought about it. I would like to go to Hawaii and of course finish all those UFOs in my sewing room closet. Thanks to win such a delightful ‘bucket full’.

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  317. Jessica T

    On my bucket list: I want to live on a farm and be a farmer. Raise our own veggies and fruits. Raise our own animals for food, and for milk, eggs, etc. I also want to adopt some horses who just need a loving home to live out their lives. I’d also love to be a sanctuary for homeless rabbits.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  318. Jackie Roisler

    I try not to ponder too long on the bucket list (hereafter know as T.BL!) because I fear that they’ll stay as a list ;} but, special-you requested, so here goes: finish all quilting-projects that are in my head, leisurely RVing throughout most of the USA (I so agree about Montana, add Wyoming into there!), horseback into Yellowstone Nat’l Park, ride in a hot-air balloon, tubing down a lazy stream………:)

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  319. Susan

    On my bucket list is to take a train trip across Canada (we have lived here for 7 years), make quilts for my 3 adult children, go back to college, among other things. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  320. DONNA

    My bucket list includes trying to hit most of the 50 states. I’m going to cross off several more next week when we fly into Boston and then do a quick northeastern sweep. Hope to see some inspiring fall colors along the way and hopefully a quilt shop or two. Your book looks fascinating as I too enjoy the stories behind the designs.

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  321. Carol E

    Hi! I love your tote pattern! I have so many things on my bucket list, it’s hard to narrow it down, but I think one of my priorities would be to go to Colonial Williamsburg, and also go to Disneyworld with my entire family.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your drawing.

    Carol E

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  322. Diana Tatro

    one item on my list is to go back to my roots in beautiful tennessee and it would really be special to share the adventure with my sis, Bev. Thanks for the chance to win your fab bucket !

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  323. Darlene B

    I would LOVE to go to Sisters, Oregon for their quilt show. It would be such a great experience to go see the town all decked out with quilts!

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  324. Tinajoebob

    I am really enjoying your blog and patterns! My bucket list is short, just to work up to being able to run a couple of miles without walking. I’m not sure if it’s feasible, but I’m trying.

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  325. Lynnette

    A long trip to Paris is at the top of my bucket list. Finishing all the quilts I would like to make would be second. Thanks for the chance to win your bucket!

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  326. Bonnie R

    I have many things on my bucket list. Finishing quilts is at the top. Thinning out my stash for charity is second. Teaching again is there too!

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  327. Ray J

    What an absolutely wonderful bucket. Someone will be a very lucky quilter. I guess this is a bucket list item. Right now it seems just like a goal. In seven weeks I will retire. WooHoo!! I plan to play with my 401Q that I’ve been collecting, and I also hope to sew a wonderful, workable retirement wardrobe. Sew, sew, sew – that’s what I plan to do!!

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  328. Mary B

    Bucket list…enjoy today and tomorrow to the fullest with my family… To finish the multitude of UFO’s…some day take a class w/ Mary Lou Weidman.

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  329. Deborah Fields

    Congratulations on your new book. Look forward to seeing it. As for my bucket list, it is all encompassing in regards to my quilting and that is to actually finish all the projects started and lined up to do!! I could only hope to live that long…..maybe 120??
    Thanks for your beautiful patterns. I love them all! The bag pattern is really appreciated. I can’t wait to make several for Christmas gifts!

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  330. Christie

    So much to do and never enough time! I think at the top of my bucket list is to retire in one year and spend time with my new first grandchild that will be born at the end of this year. Can’t wait! And of course spend more time with my husband.

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  331. Omajean

    I believe that visiting England would have to be on the top of my bucket list. It would take care of so many other things listed in my bucket.

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  332. Lisa A

    I love, love, love all of your work! So inspiring! I’d like to think my bucket list would have me using up my entire stash, but I’ll just settle for making a Burgoyne Surrounded quilt one day!

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  333. aggiequilter

    Oops sorry I forgot the Bucket List part !! I want to take an Alaskan Cruise and also go to see Norway & Sweden, where my grandparents came from.

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  334. aggiequilter

    My heart is with you as your daughter starts college, our daughter just got engaged in August, and I have those same excited/happy/nervous/torn feelings as we begin to make Wedding plans !!! Can’t believe our once little girl and tomboy teenager is now 26 and soon to be wed ! Thanks for the great tote pattern and the giveaway !!

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  335. Jessica R.

    Thanks for your post and the free pattern!! One thing on my bucket list is to finish my first quilt…I have made smaller projects but haven’t finished my first BIG quilt. Hope to win your “bucket” which might help me finish that first quilt πŸ™‚

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  336. Kristan

    My bucket list at the moment consists of getting through school. If only I could figure out what to be when I grow up…

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  337. Reenie Burke

    A few years ago at work all of the ladies had a lunch and we shared our bucket list. One of the items on mine was to make a quilts for each of my siblings (i have 8 still living) and give them to each of them as a birthday gift. I have made five. I am really grateful the last three are in December, it gives me 4 months. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  338. Mandy M

    My bucket list includes travel! One place especially would be Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. The Mister keeps telling me maybe next year (for the last 4 years).
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  339. Sorch girl

    What a great tribute to your Grandma Anna!! Your quilts are more intricate than I can aspire to but I will try the Aurfil 50 wt. thread to see if I can be more accurate.
    Love the picture of your family’s feet at the beach with the sunset. I, too, love sunset and having a small cottage on the coast of Oregon is on my bucket list.
    Thanks, Edyta!

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  340. Cindy J

    Bucket list: a trip to Sweden, a little vintage trailer to restore, a long-arm, and about a zillion quilting and knitting projects…
    Love your fabrics!

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  341. Heather

    My bucket list has a trip to Morocco on it. I have always wanted to go there and one day I will. Also a trip to Scotland to visit my family’s grave site going back to the 1300’s. It’s a special place to me and I’d like to go there at least once more before I die.

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  342. Paulette Doyle

    My life is one Big Bucket List! :o) Top of the list would be to go on a Quilting Retreat to someplace exotic…like Hawaii! Love the bag pattern…thank you!! And thanks for the chance to win your wonderful give away!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  343. Linda Vinson

    My bucket list…visit Scotland, learn to play the violin (add to that, get my dad’s violin repaired), move somewhere away from the desert, and….win your bucket! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  344. sandy f.

    On my bucket list is too travel around the US and just see the sights. Oh and maybe all the quilt shops along the way. LOL

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  345. Amy

    My bucket list would be quilting in Montana. My dad has a cabin in a part that looks just like your pics, including the cows! It is my favorite place to be. So calm and peaceful.

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  346. katie

    My bucket would be overflowing if I filled it with my list of things I would like to do. First I would love to try your new pattern and fabric!

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  347. Debbie W

    By middle age one would think that my bucket list would be getting shorter but as things are crossed off, more things are added. One of the things on my bucket list is to visit Ireland–the home of my father’s ancestors. I want to find out why they came to Canada if possible.

    Your new book looks wonderful.

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  348. Carol Sanderson

    Me again. On my bucket list is to put my daughters thruough University starting with my eldest girl who will be going away next year.

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  349. Tina D.

    I am really enjoying your blog and patterns! My bucket list right now is pretty short, just to be able to run a couple of miles without stopping to walk. I’m not sure if it will ever come to be, but I keep trying!

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  350. Carol Y

    I’d like to own my own house and have my own business. Though I prefer to think of them as goals rather than my bucket list. πŸ™‚

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  351. Barbara J

    Firstly, thank you for the lovely bag pattern. I love it! I think I will make the small tote.

    So many cross-stitch pieces that I want to complete and start stitching then there’s small and bed sized quilts I want to make (a red & white is one of them). I am also hoping to improve my garment sewing skills and bring it up many notches.

    So you see Edyta, I need a couple more buckets!

    Barbara
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  352. lisa

    I am glad you liked Montana. I spent the last 9 years there, and it was wonderful for the late spring, all summer, early fall…but once the snow starts I hated it! I don’t do well with snow, ice, below 0 temps…As for the fair, I eat reasonably well most the year, fairs I go wild. I know someday I will have to shate adn watch how much I eat, but for now, I go to town (and share with my little ones, but they don’t eat much) so bring on the corn dog, cotton candy, shaved ice, elephant ears, scones, jams, nachos, bring it all on baby! One day a year I can do it!

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  353. Lynn M

    Besides having more time to quilt (retirement is #1 on my bucket list), one of the other biggies is a trip to Hawaii. The other items are too numerous to mention. Hope I land the items in your “bucket”…thanks for the chance to win.

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  354. Christine Cohrs

    I would love to make a Baltimore Quilt for my bed, I have been quilting for 20 years and it is the one quilt my husband has always wanted for our bed.
    So I guess that is on my list, I also would love to go back to the US as I loved it there last year.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and your great youtube, loved it.

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  355. Kristy

    My bucket list item….to spend a glorious vacation with my whole family. Love the bucket full of goodies…how wonderful!!

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  356. Becky Heinsen

    My bucket list that I had at the beginning of summer is almost all crossed off! Two things still left on it are a trip to Zion National Park and a trip to a small town in Wisconsin where my grandparents met. As a cancer survivor I have decided it is time to do things that I have always thought about but haven’t gotten around to doing πŸ™‚

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  357. THERESA WESTRUP

    Your new book is beautiful. My bucket list includes accumulating enough walking miles to have gone around the world. I have walked over 21,ooo miles in the last 20 years.

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  358. Wendy

    Love the tote bag! My bucket list is getting longer every day but some of the places I would like to visit are: Australia, England/Scotland, Hawaii, and Africa. One of my quilty wishes on my list is to be able to go to market in Houston again. Your fabric and patterns are beautiful. Thanks!

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  359. Cheryl Barkdoll

    Thank you for the pattern for the versatile bag-start out small and go larger if necessary. Definitely a good bag for shopping!
    Some items on my bucket list: visit Hawaii, Australia, zip-line, road trip on Route 66

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  360. sandra

    On my bucket list…to make a traditional Baltimore Album quilt…Perhaps a trip to Greece and a chance to spoil some grandchildren…

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  361. Carolyne

    I must say….I β™₯loveβ™₯ your sweet boot on your porch!
    Too many things on my ‘bucket-list’ to list.
    I’m finishing two quilts for my first two grand girlies…..embroidery and all.
    I will finish by Christmas *this* year.

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  362. Althemese B

    I love the bag! I will be making it to take on an annual fabric trip to PA. On my bucket list is Bermuda, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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  363. Barb H.

    Edyta, got a kick out of your Shop Hop Bag video. Love the county fairs, grandkids are active in 4-H; so we attend every year and see all of the lovely things everyone has made. My bucket list is BIG and I’m getting older. Would love to take a train ride across the U.S., a cruise to Hawaii, Celilne Dion in Vegas β€” these are just some of the travels in my bucket list.

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  364. Allison Frey

    I would like to go back to Italy and share the amazingness of my first trip there with my husband:) I would also like for him and I to go to England and watch Manchester United play:) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  365. Karen B

    My bucket list: to to the huge highway of flee market out east, visit Italy and Venice, learn a new language, go on a cruise to Alaska and finish at least half of my projects (don’t want to get TOO carried away)

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  366. Merritt Crawford

    What a cute video of you showing your bag at Spring Market. I first learned of your beautiful work when you were featured in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. This past Spring I purchased the “Friendship Strips and Scraps” book. It is so beautiful and inspiring. Our guild was inspired to do the strip exchange you suggest. It was so much fun to see the projects everyone made with their strips. I would be thrilled to win your bucket. On my bucket list, in no particular order: cruise to Alaska, own a small farm with a beautiful old farm house and red barn, Christmas in Colorado Rockies.

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  367. Patricia

    Important items on my bucket list would be to implement changes that I think about but have not yet put into practice. Fun things would be: to travel to Alaska, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Hawaii; to attend a quilt retreat; and have my on sewing room. πŸ™‚

    Thank you

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  368. Merrie Miller

    i “MOO” @ the cows too! My bucket list is in flux all the time, if you can even call it a list. I would like to be known as someone who made the world better by being here. I would love to travel to other countries; meet some of my blog buddies. I do want to move to a warmer environment; ride my motorcycle all over the country and in Canada too . I love your books and patterns and of course the fabric. I hope that you are enjoying the journey; you bring so much to the world of quilting; thank you!
    Merrie:)

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  369. Gretchen

    Thank you for such a wonderful post and project! A trip to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France is on my bucket list. I would love to take a long trip and have lots of time to explore these countries.

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  370. Lyn O

    Your county fair brings back memories of the Easter Show that we had when i was growing up- the food, displays, rides and show bags… On my bucket list is to be able to make the quilts and ideas that are stored up in my “I will make them one day ” list and also I would dearly love one day for my husband and I to travel right around Australia- I would like to explore more than the East coast where I grew up and was familiar with
    before we moved here to New Zealand

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  371. Jan Richards

    My bucket list has so many ideas. I want to visit the Greek islands with my husband.
    Thanks for a chance to win some of your great quilty fun.

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  372. Caryn Hill

    I love the video of the convertible bag. We are having a shop hop here in Connecticut, so one of those would definitely come in handy. πŸ™‚ I hope to take a trip to Australia some day and my husband and I are slowly trying to visit all the ballparks in America.

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  373. Judy P

    There are so many “big” things I still want to do. Traveling around the world, learning to sail, learning to fly a plne, learning a new language and then live in that country–not sure which one yet, but I have multiple places in mind. I do stay grounded with my everyday life and sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  374. Rhonda

    Enjoyed your blog. My bucket list has a cruise on it. I would like to see Alaska. I love your bucket list gift idea. Thanks so much.

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  375. Suzanne Adle3r

    Bucket list — shop hop around the country and overseas, Italy — looking forward to your new book and I just have to make that bag!

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  376. Diana Zamora

    On my quilting related bucket list, first place is, attending to a Market and to a International quilt show. The second place is for a trip to Lancaster County. And I could go on and on…
    Congratulations on your book and thanks for the chance. Love from Costa Rica.

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  377. Maria G

    Loved your video demonstration of your project! I don’t know that it would fool my husband, though… I have two bucket lists, the one with the things I want to do and the one with the things I have to do…but keep postponing. On top on them are: finishing my own bed quilt (somehow other projects sneak in) and organizing my financial files. Guess which one is which?

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  378. kathy

    My bucket list includes Montana, too, along with most of the states in the west. I’d love to go to Yellowstone Park, too.

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  379. Debbie Gallett

    Very generous giveaway. My bucket list is short, I’d like to go to Yellowstone, Oregon, and Washington state. My husband would like one of our calves to be a famous PRCA bucking bull.

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  380. Marsha B

    Thank you for a chance to win all of your goodies! I really want to go to Alaska and see whales. That would be so much fun! Your bag is beautiful, thanks for the pattern.

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  381. Sue T in Maryland

    The Moda blog hop has been so much fun. Congrats on your new book. Top on my bucket list is to see my 3 sons grown, happy and successful in their endeavors.

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  382. bonnie coleman

    My bucket list
    To make a donate 100 quilts to charity (following in my mom’s footsteps)
    To Take another Cruise
    To Visit my familes homeland of Germany
    To Visit England
    To see My grand daughters married

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  383. shelley

    Well, I had the ocean on my bucket list, and actually had the opportunity to spend a week there this summer in North Carolina. I would love the opportunity to meet you and create a beautiful quilt from one of your patterns. That is something I would like to accomplish before the end of 2012. Thanks for the tote pattern.

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  384. Myra

    Thank you for the bag pattern and your book looks like a must have. I don’t really have a bucket list but I would love to visit Hawaii before I kick. :o)

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  385. Julie Ake

    For the longest time I didn’t know what this whole bucket list was that everyone was talking about. I finally broke down and asked someone and they thought I was crazy that I didn’t about the whole “list” thing. πŸ™‚ One of the things on my “bucket list” is going on a mission trip to Uganda. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!

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  386. Celine K.

    That is one wonderful pail of goodies! For my bucket list, I’d live to travel to Europe, especially German & Sweden. In Germany, I’d like to find the town where my great-grandfather emigrated from.

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  387. Jeanne

    What a lovely book. On my bucket list is to finish all the quilts that I have started. Actually, I would love to visit Norway.

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  388. Doreen B

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your “bucket”. Congrat’s on your book. My bucket list includes a trip to England and Europe.

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  389. Beth

    I recently heard that someone took the ferry across Lake Michigan at night, so I added that to my bucket list!
    Loved your video of the bag!!!!Made me smile πŸ™‚

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  390. Mary Jorgensen

    My husband and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage this Monday and I am learning to be content with my wonderful family. My son runs an orphanage in the Philippines and I guess my wish would be for us to be able to go see him at Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  391. Allison C

    I actually haven’t composed a list, but I guess the one thing I would love to do before I kick my bucket is go to Japan.

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  392. Jo H.

    My bucket list includes a road trip through New England. I lived there as a child but didn’t appreciate the scenery or the history like I would now. Love your designs, they are refreshing!

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  393. Karen Sikes

    My bucket list includes watching my grandkids grow up, going to the Sisters Oregon quilt show, zip lining, attending the Houston Quilt show, and winning your bucket of goodies. And that is just a few items on my list, love your fabric and books…

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  394. Julia P

    I really loved your post especially your comments about Montana (I was born and raised there!). I really miss the big blue sky of Montana and being close to my sister. My only other item on my bucket list is to see the Sistine Chapel. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  395. Laurie

    bucket list item – my sister and I are 51 weeks apart in age; for one week each year we are the same age. Our dream (coming soon!) is to both be 50 together in Italy! I turn 50 on 5/20/2012 and she turns 50 on 5/13/2013…We will hopefully be spending the week of 5/13-20/2013 in Italy – TOGETHER!

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  396. Janice

    Can’t wait to see your new book! Have your patterns. Bucket list? I have never thought of putting things on a list. My one true hope is that my husband and I have our health and are able to travel the United States when he retires. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  397. Shannon Wallace

    I haven’t given my “bucket list” much thought. I am pretty much content, but I would love to take a road trip across the U.S. (we homeschool) and actually see and touch history! One of my dreams is to visit Yellowstone National Park!

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  398. Nancy Elizabeth

    On my bucket list is teaching my 5 young granddaughters to sew and quilt. I just bought one of your books today and am looking forward to your new one. Would love to win your bucket!

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  399. regina chronister

    I would love to have more time, I want to finish an applique quilt. I have your books and would love the new one. I think your work is great.

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  400. Sharon

    I have an extensive bucket list…I would like to finish at least half of my favourite projects while travelling around Australia and I would also like to travel back to France, Italy and England…and extend my overseas travelling… πŸ™‚
    I truly just LOVE my life…

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  401. Kathy

    Oh, I don’t think there is a big enough bucket for my list…lol I love your new book it’s always great to here the stories of our quilts. I really love the star quilt. But I can’t download the pattern for the tote bag. It keeps telling me the file is corrupt. I hope you can help me with this. I love that bag and one can never have too many bags.

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  402. Pam Appledorn

    Love your patterns and fabric. My bucket list includes returning to Australia and cruising the Panama Canal, oh and cruising the Greek Isles and seeing more of Europe!!

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  403. Donna

    I would love to go back to Italy so that is on the top of my bucket list.

    Thanks for the chance to win the lovely bucket of prizes! Looks like a great giveaway!

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  404. Linda W

    On my list is visiting the remaining sixteen states we haven’t seen yet, including a lobster dinner in Maine. We keep trying, but life keeps getting in the way. Thanks for the project. It will make wonderful gifts.

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  405. Linda K

    Thanks so much for the chance to win all of those goodies!! Bucket list, well, would love to go to Ireland, go back again to the coast of Maine, and go to Paducah for the quilt show! Also wish there were a few more hours in each day to sew!!

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  406. Cheryl S.

    Lovely bag pattern! You are so talented. I also have sent my “baby” off to school this year and yes it is a bittersweet time for all of us.
    I don’t really have a bucket list per se but I am always longing for the time when I could quit work and quilt more.

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  407. Sue schultz

    Your book looks like a must have. I can’t wait to read it. Thank-you for the bag pattern. On my bucket list is to get to my goal weight, go on an Alaskan cruise, and travel to Italy.

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  408. Audrey Bretz

    My bucket list includes having my whole family (brothers, sisters in law, nieces and nephews and my Mom) going on a vacation somewhere together. I think there would be 26 people! But what fun we would have. Your video of the bag was awesome especially when you gave the thumbs up!

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  409. Tana

    I would love to travel to Sweden and other countries in Europe someday! The new book looks incredible. Thanks for a chance at the bucket!

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  410. Elisa

    I’m loving the country fair! Can’t wait for your new book also! On my bucket list? Visiting Seattle, geocaching in Oregon, finishing my denim quilt, attending Paducah!

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  411. Sandra Davidson

    My bucket list is long but mostly I would just love to have the time and health to do many more quilts as it is my passion. Now I have the time but my health doesn’t always give me the energy to sew but I do as much as I can. I love that bag and I think I will make it for my Santa Swap.

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  412. Joanne

    I love the bag and your post. I have so many things on my bucket list. First is to schedule more time to travel, I would love to visit Ireland and I have always wanted to take a trip to Hawaii. As far as quilting I would love to master applique, so far I am just a beginner but I’m working on it.

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  413. Sharla

    Travel is definitely dominate on my bucket list. My grandmother visited all 50 states, so I’d like to follow in her footsteps and do the same. I’d also like to visit Germany and Holland where many of my ancestors came from.

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  414. Deborah

    My bucket list includes teaching my 4-year-old granddaughter to quilt. She loves fabric, especially pink fabric, and we have been cutting out 6″ squares and stitching them together on the machine. Thanks to inspiration from you, I am now displaying some of my quilts in baskets. Your prize bucket looks fabulous!

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  415. Denise

    I am a pantograph designer, going to a quilt show and seeing some of my patterns sewn on to the quilts of strangers is on my bucket list. Other than that I guess having less than 4 quilts on my “to do list” would be great.

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  416. Suzanne M.

    Love your fabric and your quilts. My bucket list would include actually finishing a double wedding ring quilt. Thanks for your blog entry.

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  417. Barb

    Bucket list? Hmm, if I died tomorrow I would not go out unhappy, so I guess every day is another drop in the bucket and when it’s full, well, that’s that. In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy my family and friends, quilting, knitting, and laughing. A lot of each, please.

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  418. Sally

    Wow that’s some bucket! I would be thrilled with just the book, am looking forward to reading it one way or the other. I have two destinations on my bucket list (well, at the top): Florence, Italy and the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. Someday I hope to see both places!

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  419. Mary Ann

    Oh for me its a trip to Ireland and France and a cruise in around Italy and Greece…lets not forget Spain! And I’d love to do a couple od the statewide shop hops…TX and MN, wouldn’t they been fun a big bus of quilty friends? Thanks for the chance to win such a delightful bucket!

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  420. Katherine

    Fun bag! Thanks for the chance to win such a great give-away. My bucket list includes a trip to Germany where my husband’s family is from.

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  421. Barb

    Oh my bucket list has several trips: Alaska, Paris and Hawaii–to name a few. To retire and spend my time relaxed and sewing/quilting! To see my children as adults, and married and happy! Finish a few of your patterns!

    Love all your patterns, have several and love your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  422. Nancy Kinman

    Thanks, Edyta for your day @ Moda County Fair. Love your bag, and can’t wait to make it. My bucket list is long, but one thing near the top is to see the East Coast during the fall, when the leaves change color. I was a life-long resident of California, until the military moved my husband and our family to Alaska last year, which was something to see on my bucket list, never dreaming I would live in Alaska. You should come here someday, it is beautiful! Thanks again, Edyta! PS-I am doing your Farmhouse Block of the Month-I love it!

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  423. Pat S.

    Congrats on your new book,a must have. I have been to Houston and Paducah but would go back in a second,too amazing for words. My bucket list is to travel the U.S. Also to finish my UFOS.

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  424. Sue

    Wow! What an awesome give-a-way! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for so generously sharing your wealth of knowledge with all of us.
    As for my bucket list, lets see, I would love to go back to Ukraine to visit the friends we made there so many years ago and to go Poland to visit my family there. I also would love to design one applique quilt. I actually have planned out 2 blocks for it already.

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  425. Amy R

    Seems my bucket list is predominantly quilts I’d like to make. Aside from quilting tho, I’d love to see all the National Parks or take a cooking class in a Tuscan villa. . . wouldn’t that be grand?

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  426. Pam in Indiana

    I just ‘discovered’ your quilt books this summer and while I am not a batik fan, I love the way you put the batik colors together and make vintage looking quilts! My BFF quilting friends all love batiks so I introduced them to your books! My bucket list would include going to Europe — especially France and Italy for the art history. We’ve been to Asia three times and we loved it (I’m Chinese and Thai) but now it is DH’s turn (he’s Irish, Polish and German). Hang in there with sending your eldest to college! We have 5 kids and I remember anguishing 28 years ago about moving our first born into the nursery across the hall from our bedroom! He just moved to Mexico for three years. Our daughter and her new husband just moved to North Carolina for their residencies (pediatrics and ER). One of the twins just went to Toledo, Spain on Labor Day for her semester abroad. Other twin is at Notre Dame. Youngest is a senior in high school. At one point this summer, we had one in Mexico, daughter and her husband in Kenya, one twin in Lansing, MI and youngest hiking in the Grand Canyon (and one twin at home!). So now it is odd to just have one child at home. But we really love having all or some subset of the kids at home. Thank you for your bag pattern! I have already made the spool pincushion from your website!

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  427. Betty

    I have no desire to travel, and am quite content to just enjoy my quilting and my friends so my bucket list is made up of several quilt patterns that I really want to make. I love the new Indian Summer line. I would also design my own row quilt.

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  428. Nancyz

    Congrats on your new book! My bucket list begins with a trip to Hawaii and the list keeps getting longer and longer! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  429. Linda

    On my bucket list: see the Grand Canyon; visit California and the Pacific Northwest; attend Primitives of the Midwest; visit Glacier National Park. Your giveaway looks fantastic…..also your book!

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  430. Cheryl-MA

    Your new book looks wonderful…one thing about some of your quilts is that I Love the sense of looking at a tapestry…you have a wonderful sense of color. I’m drawn to many of your quilts because of your color sense.
    I don’t really have a bucket list other than to be sure that I make a full size adult quilt for each of my grandchildren (9, 7, 5, & 1) to pass on someday. I should probably stick to something traditional, although lately I’ve been so drawn to some really bright and modern quilts. I’ve never made a pineapple quilt and yours are wonderful that’s something I should do…oh so I guess I am developing a bucket list of sorts! LOL
    Thank your for the opportunity to win.

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  431. Jean

    Oh, that purse is not only beautiful, it’s clever!!!!! On my bucket list I have visiting some islands: Prince Edward Island, Macinac Island, Banbridge Island, and Vancouver Island!

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  432. Stephanie H

    One thing towards the top of my bucket list is write a fiction novel. It doesn’t have to be published, it can be just for me, I just want to do it πŸ™‚

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  433. Michelle A

    Congrats on the book! Your booth and bag are beautiful. One thing I would love to do is take a road trip to the east coast and stop and tons of quilts shops on the way. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway.

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  434. Ineke Moeys

    Love the bag! On my bucket list is an extended trip to the US with a big quilt show, some retreats, lots of quilt shops, an Alaskan cruise thrown in……..I could go on and on. Just need to win the lottery first.

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  435. Kathy R

    Congratulations on the book! I feel your mixed emotions with your daughter leaving for university. We homeschooled our four children all the way through high school and I hated when they left! But they are all hard working adults now and we are proud of each and every one of them.
    Now that they are all adults, I have time to do the things I enjoy…..like quilting! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize!

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  436. Karen M

    Your book sounds wonderful, Congratulations! The bag is adorable, thanks for the fun pattern. On my bucket list would be to see the ocean. I’m from the midwest, so I don’t get out much, someday:)
    Thank You,
    Karen M

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  437. Margaret B.

    What a beautiful book! What a gift to be so talented! Top of my bucket list is a trip to Hawaii to see the traditional Hawaii applique quilts and for my husband to see the volcanoes. My quilting bucket list would be to go to Houston Market and finish a 1930’s style quilt.Thanks for the Pattern.

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  438. Kathy Lemon

    Congratulations on your new book. Can’t wait to get it as I have all the others. Love your quilts. My bucket list is to travel west of the Mississippi by car and explore some of the great wonders that God gave us to enjoy. And to travel across Canada by train.

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  439. Heide

    Bucket List? How funny. That topic came up today while we were riding in a float at the Veteran’s Parade in Poway, CA. One of the ladies jokingly said that she could cross off riding a float in a parade on her bucket list. We were representing California Chapter 70’s Disabled American Veterans. It was gratifying to hear all the thank you’s from the parade viewers. As for my own bucket list, I think that one day I’d like to visit the East Coast in the Fall. Can’t wait to see a copy of your new book. What an accomplishment!

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  440. Jean S

    Love the bag. Can’t wait to see your new book. In my bucket list would be several weekly retreats with the “girls” to sew and stitch (for the next 10 years). Take the Quilt Sampler magazine and visit all the shops in each issue.

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  441. Carol

    On my bucket list: Go to Montana – Glacier Nat’l Park, Go to a quilt show like Sisters Quilt Show In Oregon, Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Go to Italy, Own a Tin Lizzy longarm quilt machine, Move to a house in the Mountains.

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  442. Nancy D.

    Hmm… I’ve never really thought about a bucket list. I think I’d like to travel across the US when we retire, visiting lots of historically significant places I suppose. Hubby isn’t a big traveler though, so I don’t see us doing that when we retire. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  443. VickiT

    Congratulations on your book. How exciting for you. I hope it sells really well for you. It does look like a great book to have.
    Your bag is fabulous. LOVED the video; very funny.

    My bucket list really doesn’t have a lot on it since my number 1 from my list was realized when I finally met the most awesome guy and married him. After two very bad marriages this man is all I could ask for. I would love to travel to Maine and see all the historic fishing villages and have my #1 favorite thing for every single meal each day. I just LOVE Lobster and living in the midwest we’re lucky to see a large lobster without spending about $50 on one. The other things on my list are to travel to Mount Rushmore now that I’m older as well as to go to Paducah to the quilt show at least once. Of course, in front of going to Paducah would be to win the lottery so I have lots of money to spend. πŸ™‚

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  444. Deborah Schneller

    I don’t have a bucket list. Life is way to short to put things I want to do off until later. I have a friend that says it should be a book it list πŸ™‚
    deb – the quilting queen

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  445. Leslie Graham

    Love the bag! What great projects on the Moda Country Fair….excited to check each day. My number one item on my bucket list is to go to Montana. I’ve always wanted to see what that part of the country looks like..

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  446. agnes pat Linville

    My buket list is very looong Gettin to Europe and their quilt countries, and making an art quilt. Thanks agnespat

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  447. Jayne Moore

    I can relate to the sadness of having our babies leaving home, my baby is a junior in college! On my bucket list are trips to Europe and Hawaii!!!!

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  448. Kaye M.

    It was fun to watch your video about the bag that “grows”!! Very clever indeed! Congratulations on having your new book published, that is quite an achievement. At the top of my bucket list would be a trip to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry since I love country music.

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  449. Laura

    One of the things on my bucket list is to enter a quilt in a major quilt show. It doesn’t have to win a ribbon – just to be entered.

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  450. Marcia Spencer

    I don’t have a bucket list – everyday I try to incorporate into my life and work what I most enjoy. I work two jobs and fit in the things I enjoy as well. Compromise = contentment.

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  451. nancy potter

    have met in my nursing caree, I love your fabric it is not dark but it is not pastel either. best of luck in your adventure

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  452. Denise

    That is a sneaky bag. It is now on my bucket list. As for dstinations, it seems like Mn would be a fine place to Shop Hop. I’d like a Quilting Cruise, too! I’ll add them both. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  453. Linda K

    On my bucket list is to explore the maritime provinces of Canada. Each year I try to explore as much of my country as I can. Being on the west coast, the east coast seams so far away. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  454. Jennifer Brooks

    What a great little bag, I need one of those! Thanks for the pattern! I love the look and idea of your new book, too, I can’t wait to see it! But I hope I win it! I have never thought of having a bucket list, but I know there are so many parts of this country I have never seen that I would love to, I would like to take a few months and just travel around to all of them. And then go on an Alaskan Cruise!! I hope I win!

    Jenny in Florida

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  455. Kathie Bugbee

    At the tops of my bucket list is to ride AmTrak to Canada and then across Canada. Hopefully some day we will do that πŸ™‚

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  456. quilty chick

    I don’t really have a bucket list my goal is just to try and enjoy each day as it comes and not worry so much about what the future may hold. I know who holds my future!
    love all the quilting goodies and will be reading your book whether I win or not!:)

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  457. Nicole H.

    I loved watching your video of quilt market. Good thing I can’t go as my want to do list would grow exponentially! The bucket looks like lots of fun!

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  458. Cheryl Greenleaf

    The top (or is it the bottom?) of my bucket list is to figure out a method for physically challenged quilters to cut, piece and quilt a quilt. I myself am in a wheelchair and have problems not only cutting from a sitting position (not enough strength) but reaching across the table top (I veer off every time – arrrg!) to rotary cut strips of fabric. I have already figured out that I can subcut strips with my Ergo 2000 rotary cutter after using my GO! fabric cutter to cut strips. Yay!
    I’m thinking I need to use a “quilt as you go” method (haven’t found one I really like yet) to quilt the blocks since if I get on the floor it would be a situation of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”. Still working on it but before I kick the “you know what” I’m gonna figure it out.

    Thanks for hosting the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.

    cgreenleaf2(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  459. Connie Martin

    Wow, your Bucket is now on my Bucket List! What great stuff. Montana is tops on my bucket list. And, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Next year for sure! πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to see your new book and your Indian Summer fabric line. I love County Fairs too and they are in full swing here in Ohio.

    With fingers crossed, thanks.
    Connie

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  460. Kathy Baker

    My bucket list is always changing, but one thing I do hope to do some day is visit the Pacific Ocean. I think I’d like to go to San Diego because whenever I watch the Weather Channel, the weather there seems perfect. Thanks for the instructions to make your “Small to Big Tote” – that’s a certain addition to my “to do” list!

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  461. Becky in Georgia

    On my bucket list is an anniversary cruise with my dear hubby, fostering rescued dachshunds, making quilts for each of my close friends, learn to knit socks, etc……
    Thanks for a wonderful country fair post! Congratulations on your new book! Will look for it in the shops.

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  462. Cindy Petersen-Harper

    Your book looks wonderful! My Bucket List has many things on it, but the wish closest to my heart is to someday make a quilt with my Mom…she doesn’t think she can sew well enough to put a quilt together. Maybe I can talk her into it when I have my knee replaced this winter…:D

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  463. Dee

    I’ve never actually written down a bucket list, but I’d love to go to the Houston quilt show one day and actually finish a king size quilt for my bed!

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  464. Mary Ellen

    Your designs are beautiful.. congrats on your new book.
    My bucket list – a trip to Wisconsin for the many quilt shops and many lakes for my hubby to fish while there. Also a trip to Houston Quilt Show.
    Thank you for the chance to win your bucket of goodies!

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  465. Amy H

    I can’t wait to see your new book! Looks fantastic!
    My bucket list has lots of quilts that I want to attempt (and complete) for my family and friends. πŸ™‚

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  466. Bridgidk

    OMG, I have sooo many things on my bucket list. I have to go to Ireland and Austria.
    I have to make a quilt for my bed not everyone elses. I have to learn to bake bread (not using a machine). I have to meet my birth mother and father. I think thats enough for one post. I LOVE your bag!!! The fabrics are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank You for shareing.

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  467. Lisa

    Of course there are a lot of quilts (including your Crystal Ball quilt) I want to make. I’d like to travel, first to see my daughter in Montreal, then to go to Alaska.
    I am looking forward to seeing your new book!

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  468. Sue Bennett

    Oh the new book looks like a must have. I have several of your patterns and love them all. Thanks for being in the Moda Blog Hop.

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  469. janita

    on my bucket list???? first I need to make a list I’m so bad in the list department ! Oh the power of the written word. If I make a list I think i’m going to start a Quilt bucket list. Thanks for a chance to win your delightful bucket of goodies. Loved your little/big bag. thank you. janita

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  470. Kate / Orlando

    My twin niece & nephew are starting college this year. It’s a huge adjustment for their whole family! Of course, I’ve made dorm quilts for both of them.
    My bucket list included a Baltimore album style quilt but I never could find a book of blocks I liked until I saw your Hop To It! book; I fell in love instantly! I’m slowly improving my hand applique skills and have completed 5 blocks. I’m saving the charming bunny for the last block!

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  471. Sandy Neff

    On my bucket list- to have my passport stamped – to see the fall colors in New England-an Alaska cruise, there is more, it goes on and on. Thanks for your inspiration to us all. Love the pattern, and the new book looks great.

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  472. Kathleen Sigg

    The book looks wonderful and I can’t wait to add it to my collection. At the top of my Bucket List is visiting Tinsel Trading in New York in person! I’m a quilter, a sewer, a ribbon worker and a button and trim collector. So many collections, so little time!

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